Jorge Masvidal will accept the challenge of Rustam Khabilov in November instead of Edson Barboza.
The bout was made official by “UFC Tonight” on Tuesday. Previously, Barboza and Khabilov were anticipated for a lightweight showdown.
Masvidal-Khabilov will meet November 6 at UFC Fight for the Troops 3. No venue has been announced.
Masvidal (25-7) picked up his third straight victory this past weekend when he finished Michael Chiesa. Khabilov (16-1) is a perfect 2-0 inside the Octagon and 5-0 in his last five.