Former PRIDE FC heavyweight and Chicago police officer Mike Russow has signed a four-fight deal with the UFC and is expected to make his debut at Fight Night 19 against an opponent to be named, according to Chicago'sMMA.com.
Russow is 11-1 in his career, with his only defeat coming by way of submission to Sergei Kharitonov back at PRIDE 33 in February 2007.
The loss didn't do much to faze the former high school state champion wrestler, who's been perfect (7-0) ever since, compiling wins over names like Steve Campbell and Roman Zentsov.
In addition to his five-o gig in Englewood community in Chicago’s 7th district, Russow is a longtime student of former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes, whom he trained under as a wrestler at Eastern Illinois University.
UFC Fight Night 19 is rumored to take place on Wednesday, September 16 in Oklahoma City, Oklahaoma and will likely serve as the lead in for the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter.