UFC and WEC veteran Kamal Shalorus is headed to the Philippines to fight for One FC.
Shalorus recently posted his signing to One FC on his Facebook page. MMAWeekly.com sources have since confirmed that Shalorus is expected to fight Eduard Folayang at One FC 9 on May 31 at SM Mall of Asia in Bay City near Manila.
Shalorus (7-3-2) left the UFC on a three-fight skid after having gone 3-0-1 in the WEC. He counted Bart Palaszewski among his WEC wins, but could never get off the ground in the Octagon.
It will have been one year since he left the UFC that Shalorus makes his One FC debut, but the Iranian born fighter won’t be lobbed a softball for his debut.
Folayang (12-3) is coming off of a loss in his last fight, but is one of the top fighters coming out of the Philippines. He is a One FC mainstay, having fought on the promotion’s inaugural event in 2011.
Folayang is 2-1 fighting for One FC with his only blemish being a controversial split decision loss to Ole Laursen in a Fight of the Night effort. He followed that up with a win over Felipe Enimoto, cementing his position as one of the promotion’s top contenders.