After a win over Michael Chiesa at UFC on FOX 8 this past weekend, it was announced that Jorge “Gambred” Masvidal (25-7) will meet Rustam Khabilov (16-1) in November at a UFC Fight Night to be televised on FOX Sports 1.
The UFC confirmed news of the lightweight battle on their website. No exact date or venue has been announced.
“Gambred” has won three consecutive fights since being brought into the UFC fold. The one-time challenger for the Strikeforce lightweight title just handed Ultimate Fighter Live Winner Michael Chiesa the first loss of his professional career. Prior to that, he earned a decision victory over Tim Means.
Khabilov has managed to win back to back bouts inside the Octagon. He made his promotional debut at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale and knocked out Vinc Pichel with a suplex followed by punches. At UFC 159, “Tiger” took down Yancy Medeiros who dislocated his thumb trying to break his fall. Medeiros was unable to continue, the fight was called a TKO and Khabilov took home his second win.
We’ll keep you posted with the latest news on the upcoming event as more unfolds.