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What happens next in the UFC’s lightweight division?

I look at the permutations for newly-crowned UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov

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The 155-pound lightweight division is the most exciting, talent-packed weight class in the UFC today.

The division has been home to some of the very best fighters in the UFC in recent years and, with a new champion recently crowned, the class is entering a new, exciting era.

New champ: Khabib Nurmagomedov (Pic: Per Haljestam)

New champ: Khabib Nurmagomedov (Pic: Per Haljestam)

Russian star Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov captured the title at UFC 223 as he extended his perfect professional record to 26-0.

The big question now is who’s going to stop him? We take a look at the men best placed to challenge ‘The Eagle’ for the title this year, and possibly beyond.

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Freelance sports writer and MMA reporter with 19 years’ experience in the UK's national media covering major sporting events including UFC world title fights, Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, UEFA European Championships, Grand National and the FA Cup Final.

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