- 15-1 MMA / 1-0 UFC Record
- 4 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Jason Dent, Vinc Pichel
- 9-0 MMA / UFC Debut
- 9 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Raul Castillo, Gareth Joseph
April 27th, 2013
Newark, New Jersey
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.