The lightweight championship belt, however, will be on the line only for the latter, as his American opponent could not reach the weight limit of 155 pounds, which is the mandatory for the title fight. As for Paul Felder, who was Iaquinta's original opponent on Saturday, he was deemed ineligible by the commission because he isn't now ranked as a top 15 fighter by the UFC. Despite being on a three-fight win streak, all of which coming via KO, Felder was deemed unable to fight for the title due to being unranked by the UFC's ranking system. Pettis' fight with Michael Chiesa was canceled yesterday after Chiesa sustained multiple cuts during Conor McGregor's attack on a bus.
Nurmagomedov made weight Friday.
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Iaquinta has agreed to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight bout at Barclays Center, steadying a promotion thrown into upheaval following criminal charges against star Conor McGregor. Pettis weighed in at 155.2 pounds, which would put him slightly over for a championship fight.
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He argued that his guilty plea has been punishment enough because it will prohibit him from practicing law in the U.K. The Department of Justice is now working with the Russian government to extradite the 13 Russian nationals.
"Dana White now says at press conference Al Iaquinta WILL be the lightweight champion if he wins".
Artem Lobov, a close friend of McGregor's, was pulled from the card for his involvement.
Holloway was a replacement after Tony Ferguson suffered an injury six days ago. Holloway's nutritionist George Lockhart was confident that the featherweight champion would be able to make weight but ultimately doctors were concerned about his health and well being and wouldn't allow him to continue.
The Ferguson-Nurmagomedov and then Holloway-Nurmagomedov bouts were an attempt by UFC to declare an official lightweight champion.
However, at this time its looking increasingly unlikely that either fight will happen, with Felder already revealing that he's out of the picture, stating, "I tried to get it".
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According to a Kashmir Media Service report, search operations were conducted in Islamabad and Shopian districts of South Kashmir. The Indian police also raided the residence of APHC leader, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, in Srinagar and harassed his family members.
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The 34th overall selection came in the trade in which quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was sent to the San Francisco 49ers past year . New England will still have plenty of wide receivers to begin the year, even though slot man Danny Amendola has also moved on.
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Putin has made much of developing such "invincible" systems as a counter to costly United States missile defense programs. "The test was carried out at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, [a] spaceport in the west of Russian Federation ".
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But a partly redacted memo included in court filings late Monday night revealed that Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein authorized Mueller to pursue allegations that Manafort colluded with Russian Federation in 2016.
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As for the availability details, Moto G6 is expected to ship starting May 17, which hints at April launch of the phone. There will be an 8-megapixel sensor paired with a LED flash on the front and will have the Face Unlock feature too.