Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza will hook ‘em up in the upcoming UFC 219 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, which takes place later tonight (Sat., Dec. 30, 2017) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Nurmagomedov (24-0) has struggled to stay active over the past few years, thanks to recurring injuries, but remains perfect inside the Octagon. He was last seen smashing Michael Johnson at UFC 205 in late 2016.
Barboza (19-4) is the winner of three straight, having recently put away Beneil Dariush at the UFC Fight Night 106 event last March. The Brazilian has remained at the top of the division for several years thanks to his deadly array of strikes.
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MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 219 fight card TONIGHT (click here), starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
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