UFC 170 is quickly filling up as a handful of fights have been announced for what could be the first quarter’s best card on paper. After Rashad Evans announced he would be welcoming Daniel Cormier to the light heavyweight division in the main event, the UFC has announced three matchups for the card.
In a battle of recent losers via split decision, Rory McDonald will be facing off with Demian Maia. Maia recently lost to Jake Shields via split decision while McDonald lost to Robbie Lawler the same way.
UFC 171 will feature former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard, who punctuated a debut at 170 against Nate Marquardt with an epic knockout of the former Strikeforce welterweight titlist, has been tabbed to face off against Jake Shields.
In a potential lightweight title eliminator at UFC 170, Rafael dos Anjos and Rustam Khabilov will meet as well. dos Anjos is coming off a decision win over Donald Cerrone and Khabilov is coming off a dominant decision win over one time Strikeforce lightweight title contender Jorge Masvidal.
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