It may be Thanksgiving day, but the UFC machine never sleeps.
UFC officials on Thursday added another fight to its first offering on FX, pitting Kamal Shalorus against Russian prospect Khabib Nurmagomedov for UFC on FX 1 on Jan. 20 in Nashville.
“Undefeated Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov has verbally agreed to make his UFCdebut against powerful wrestler Kamal ‘Prince of Persia’ Shalorus Jan. 20 in Nashville,” said UFC president Dana White.
Following a strong stint in the WEC, Shalorus (7-1-2) is still searching for his first win in the Octagon. He suffered the only loss of his career at the hands of Jim Miller at UFC 128, earlier this year, losing by TKO stoppage.
Nurmagomedov (16-0) is one of the top prospects coming out of Russia. Of his 16 victories, he has submitted or knocked 12 of his opponents.
Nurmagomedov promises to be a difficult road for Shalorus to go down for his first UFC victory.
Melvin Guillard vs. Jim Miller headlines the UFC on FX 1 fight card at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.