Former WEC lightweight contender Kamal Shalorus gets his second chance to earn a win in the UFC.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced on their website Shalorus will face off against Russian Combat Sambo Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC on FX 1. The Russian signed a six-fight deal with the UFC last week.
"Undefeated Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov has verbally agreed to make his UFC debut against powerful wrestler Kamal ‘Prince of Persia’ Shalorus January 20 in Nashville," said UFC President Dana White.
Shalorus previously fought in the UFC and was defeated by lightweight contender Jim Miller at UFC 128 in March of 2011.
UFC on FX is slated for January 20, 2012. Lightweight contenders Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller square off in the night's main event.
UFC on FX 1 fight card:
Lightweight: Jim Miller vs. Melvin Guillard
Welterweight: Josh Neer vs. Duane Ludwig
Heavyweight: Pat Barry vs. Christian Morecraft
Lightweight: Rafaello Oliveira vs. Reza Madadi