UFC officials have signed Darrell Horcher to face Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC on FOX 19 next Saturday night.
Nurmagomedov was slated to face Tony Ferguson in the main event, but a lung injury forced Ferguson out. After an initial report indicated Donald Cerrone would step in, officials elected to bring in Horcher instead.
Horcher (12-1) is on a five-fight win streak and is a former Bellator competitor. The 28-year-old will meet Nurmagomedov at 160 pounds.
Nurmagomedov (22-0) has been on the sidelines since a win last year over current UFC champion Rafael dos Anjos. He is a perfect 6-0 inside the Octagon.
Below is the current lineup:
MAIN CARD (FOX/8 p.m. ET)
Light Heavyweight: Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira
Middleweight: Lyoto Machida vs. Dan Henderson
Catchweight: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Darrell Horcher
Strawweight: Rose Namajunas vs. Tecia Torres
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX/6 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Beneil Dariush vs. Michael Chiesa
Featherweight: Cub Swanson vs. Hacran Dias
Bantamweight: John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan
Welterweight: Court McGee vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/4 p.m. ET)
Female Bantamweight: Bethe Correia vs. Raquel Pennington
Welterweight: Randy Brown vs. Michael Graves
Welterweight: Cezar Ferreira vs. Caio Magalhaes
Lightweight: Drew Dober vs. Islam Makhachev
Welterweight: Omari Akhmedov vs. Elizeu Zaleski