Breaking: Khabib vs. Barboza Confirmed As UFC 219 Co-Main Event

Well, despite the UFC’s best efforts for a year-end mega-card, it looks like the world’s largest mixed martial arts promotion has settled in on a not-so-mega fight card.

We say this because, it has just been confirmed that the lightweight scrap between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza will be the UFC 219 co-main event.

This means that the Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm featherweight title fight slated for the same card, is most likely to be confirmed as the pay-per-view main event.

After weeks of speculation, and failed attempts to book either Nate Diaz or Conor McGregor, the promotions most drawing fighters in the sport’s history, it appears that the UFC is out of options, and out of time as well.

With just a little over a month left from the UFC’s year end event, it seems like they’ve been forced to settle.

The LA Times breaks the unfortunate news:

‘Confirmed: [UFC 219] co-main event will be [Khabib Nurmagomedov] vs. [Edson Barboza], three-round fight…’ said Lance Pugmire of the LA Times.

UFC 219 goes down from the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, on December 30.  It would be a new first for the UFC to place a title fight below a non-title fight co-main event.