Rafael dos Anjos Vs Rustam Khabilov Expected For UFC 170

Rafael dos Anjos Vs Rustam Khabilov Expected For UFC 170

The first bout for UFC 170 has been announced. According to multiple reports, lightweight contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Rustam Khabilov will fight at UFC 170. Rafael dos Anjos is riding a five fight winning streak headed into the event, and is coming off of a unanimous decision win over Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 27. Khabilov is undefeated since joining the UFC with three straight wins. Khabilov last defeated Jorge Masvidal at the Fight for The Troops card taking his win streak to six straight fights.

MMABoxing was the first to report the bout. UFC 170 takes place at the Mandalay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 22. While the UFC initially announced the headliner as a title bout between UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira, the UFC was forced to pick another date because of some lingering injuries to Jones.