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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Donald Cerrone, Joseph Benavidez vs. John Moraga join epic UFC 187 PPV fight card


Whatever plans you have for Memorial Day Weekend, go ahead and cancel them.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing combat sports fans one of its best fight cards in recent years (see it here), and joining the UFC 187 pay-per-view (PPV) line up, expected for May 23, 2015 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the 155-pound barnburner between Khabib Nurmagomedov (22-0) and Donald Cerrone (27-6, 1 NC).

The two talented lightweights were set to go toe-to-toe at UFC 178 back in Sept. 2014; however, a knee injury forced Nurmagomedov out of the fight 20 minutes after accepting it.

After undergoing successful surgery, "The Eagle" is itching to get back into the swing of things on his road to a much-desired title shot against division champion, Anthony Pettis. First, he must win at least one more bout to prove his worth, and there is no better option than Cerrone, winner of seven straight.

That's not all.

Joseph Benavidez (21-4) will try to get back into the flyweight title hunt by throwing hands opposite fellow 125-pound contender John Moraga (16-3).

Benavidez has won two in a row since getting knocked out by Demetrious Johnson in his second flyweight title fight. The Team Alpha Male fighter won his last contest by rear-naked choke over Dustin Oritz in November. Moraga had a crack at the title in July of 2013, and was submitted in the fifth round. He has gone 3-1 since that fight, wining his last two.


UFC 187 features a main event between light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, defending his 205-pound title against former welterweight -- and current 205-pound dream smasher -- Anthony Johnson. Not to be outdone, middleweight champion, Chris Weidman, will be reduced to co-main event status when he finally squares off against Vitor Belfort.


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