UFC 165 already has two title fights on deck, and now you can add an important lightweight showdown on the September 21st PPV in Toronto. MMA Fighting confirmed that Khabib Nurmagomedov and Pat Healy have verbally agreed to fight at this event.
Nurmagomedov (20-0) is a 24-year-old Russian who has impressed in his 4 UFC fights, and has so far recorded a KO win over Thiago Tavares and ragdolled Abel Trujillo at UFC 160. It should be noted that Khabib missed weight for the Trujillo bout, so that win doesn't count as an official lightweight victory.
Healy (29-16, 1 NC) had seemingly made the most of his UFC return, submitting Jim Miller at UFC 159 and earning both FOTN and SOTN honors. However, the Strikeforce veteran tested positive for marijuana, and he subsequently lost his post-fight bonuses as well as the win. Technically speaking, "Bam Bam" is 0-1, 1 NC in the UFC and is still looking for his first official win in the organization.
Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson headline UFC 165 from the Air Canada Centre, while Renan Barao and Eddie Wineland scrap for Barao's interim bantamweight belt in the co-main event. It is likely that Nurmagomedov/Healy will be placed on the night's main card.