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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 national media. UFC/MMA Reporter: BBC Three. News Editor: ONE Championship.

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