MMAWeekly.com is reporting that a match up between UFC lightweights Jim Miller and Kamal Shalorus has been verbally agreed to for UFC 128 this March.
Jim Miller has established himself as one of the premier lightweights currently competing in the UFC. Owning a record of 19-2 with his only losses coming at the hands of the current lightweight champion and number one contender, it is hard to make an argument that Miller is not close to a title shot. He has rattled off six wins in a row since losing to Maynard in 2009 and had put together eight victories in a row prior to that (he and Edgar fought in a smaller promotion in 2006). The AMA Fight Club product last appeared in action at UFC 124, where he submitted young Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Charles Oliveira.
Iranian former WEC fighter Kamal Shalorus has also racked up an impressive professional record, managing to stay undefeated in nine professional bouts; though he has fought to two draws, bringing his record to 7-0-2. The decorated grappler has risen to prominence in the division thanks to a 3-0-1 stint in the WEC, where he took home victories over Will Kerr, Dave Jansen and Bart Palaszewski; he fought former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner to a draw. The American Combat Association product last appeared in action against Palaszewski, whom he defeated by split decision.
UFC 128 is expected to take place on March 19th at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Miller’s older brother Dan is also scheduled to appear on the card, against Dave Branch.