UFC lightweight contender Jim Miller will face former WEC contender Kamal Shalorus at UFC 128 in Newark, New Jersey. The event takes place March 19 and is headlined by a light heavyweight title bout between Mauricio Rua and Rashad Evans.
The bout was confirmed on Wednesday evening by Heavy.com. It was originally reported by MMAWeekly.com.
Miller (19-2) has won six fights in a row, including a first-round submission of Charles Oliveira at UFC 124 earlier this month. After the win, Miller asked for a top contender for his next opponent. While he won’t get his wish with this fight, he will have a chance to welcome the hard-hitting Shalorus into the UFC in front of his friends and family.
Shalorus (7-0-2) ended his WEC career with a victory over Bart Palaszewski at WEC 53 earlier this month. Shalorus is a former Olympic wrestling alternate with an iron chin and a willingness to eat several punches for the chance to dish out one of his own.
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