Fast-rising lightweight Rustam Khabilov has his next matchup.
MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz confirmed with sources that Khabilov will fight Diego Ferreira at UFC Prague on Feb. 23, following an announcement by Khabilov on Instagram.
Unbeaten in his last six, Khabilov (23-3) has not tasted defeat since dropping a split decision to Adriano Martins almost four years ago. His recent victories include decision nods over Kajan Johnson, Desmond Green, and Leandro Silva. The 32-year-old Russian is 9-2 inside the Octagon.
Ferreira, 34, is on a success streak of his own. The Brazilian defeated Kyle Nelson by second-round TKO at UFC 231 in December to pick up a third consecutive win following a TKO of Jared Gordon in February and unanimous decision win over Olivier Aubin-Mercier back in January 2016. His UFC record stands at 5-2 and he is 14-2 overall as a pro.
UFC Fight Night 145 takes place at the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic, and it will air live on the ESPN+ streaming service. A light heavyweight bout between Jan Blachowicz and Thiago Santos is scheduled to serve as the main event.