Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tony Ferguson set as main event in Mexico City

BY Damon Martin • November 15, 2016

A marquee matchup in the lightweight division is headed to Mexico as Tony Ferguson is expected to meet former champion Rafael dos Anjos in the main event for the upcoming card serving as the finale for "The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 3".

The card takes place on November 5 in Mexico City.

UFC officials confirmed the main event matchup with FOX Sports on Tuesday.

Ferguson is currently riding an eight-fight win streak as he inches closer and closer to title contention in the lightweight division.

Ferguson has made a steady climb up the rankings while taking out several notable opponents including knockout artist Edson Barboza and just recently he survived a scare from late notice replacement Lando Vannata before finishing the fight via submission.

As for dos Anjos, he'll look to bounce back following a first round TKO loss to Eddie Alvarez in July, which cost him the lightweight title in the process.

Dos Anjos has become one of the most fearsome lightweights in the division over the past few years and he would like nothing more than to get a second shot at Alvarez with the title on the line.

Getting past someone like Ferguson might get the job done for dos Anjos and he'll get his chance in November.