Rustam Khabilov vs Yancy Medeiros Added to UFC 159

Rustam Khabilov

 

Rustam Khabilov

  • 15-1 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Jason Dent, Vinc Pichel

Yancey Medeiros

 

Yancy Medeiros

  • 9-0 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 9 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Raul Castillo, Gareth Joseph

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UFC 159

April 27th, 2013

Newark, New Jersey

Prudential Center

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UFC debuts don’t get much better than what Rustam Khabilov had at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale, defeating Vinc Pichel in the first round by knockout from a suplex. The win was his fourth in a row, including a decision win over UFC-alum Jason Dent in May of last year.

Highly-touted prospect, Yancy Medeiros has been plagued by injuries, keeping him out of action since June of 2010. He’ll return at UFC 159 as a lightweight, after going 9-0 in the middleweight division to begin his young fighting career. Last time out, Medeiros earned a second round knockout victory over Gareth Joseph at Strikeforce: Fedor vs Werdum.

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