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Russian Champion Rustam Khabilov To Debut In UFC Vs. Vinc Pichel

According to a report by Vale Tudo, Russian combat sambo champion Rustam Khabilov has signed with the UFC. Khabilov will meet Vinc Pichel at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale in December.

Khabilov holds a 14-1 record, including recent victories over Jason Dent and Rodrigo Ribeiro. Pichel (6-0) was on the most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter, falling to Al Iaquinta.

The card is expected to feature heavyweight coaches Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin squaring off, along with the finals in the season 16 welterweight tournament.