Rafael dos Anjos and Rustam Khabilov Verbally Agree to Meet at UFC 170

Rafael dos AnjosA lightweight match-up between Rafael dos Anjos and Rustam Khabilov has been verbally agreed to by the fighters for UFC 170, according to reports on Monday.

Sources familiar with the fight spoke with MMABoxing.ru, confirming the 155-pound tilt will take place on the Las Vegas card.

Dos Anjos (20-6) is on a hot streak of late in his UFC career, winning five in a row. In his most recent outing, dos Anjos took out top lightweight Donald Cerrone with a unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 27.

Khabilov (17-1) is undefeated since coming to the UFC one year ago. The Russian fighter’s last performance had him going the distance with former Strikeforce contender Jorge Masvidal, earning a unanimous-decision win for his efforts at UFC Fight for the Troops 3.

UFC 170 takes place on Feb. 22 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, and includes a pivotal light heavyweight fight between Alexander Gustafsson and Jimi Manuwa.

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