Gritty UFC lightweight veteran Spencer Fisher (23-6) has inked a four-fight contract extension and will likely face promotion newcomer Kurt Warburton (6-1) at the UFC 120 event from the O2 Arena in London, England via Spike TV on October 16.
KO Dynasty's Mickey Dubberly confirmed with MMAmania.com earlier today that signatures have not yet been obtained but that verbal agreements are in place for the upcoming match-up across the pond.
Fisher dropped back-to-back fights for the first time in his career when he was outpointed by German striker Dennis Siver last month at the Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 11 Finale in Las Vegas. Prior to that, "The King" took one too many elbows to the crown against Joe "Daddy" Stevenson at UFC 104 back in October 2009.
Those losses ended a three-fight winning streak for the Octagon veteran, who has 13 fights under the Zuffa banner dating back to his submission win over Thiago Alves in October 2005.
Trying to keep him out of the win column will be England's own Kurt Warburton.
The Wolfslair product cut his teeth primarily under the roof of Goshin Ryu MMA Championships in the United Kingdom before moving on to London's "Strike and Submit" and Olympian MMA Championships organizations.
Warburton has finished four of his six wins by technical knockout, including a 2007 doctor's stoppage over TUF 9 champion Ross "Real Deal" Pearson.
A similar performance over the venerable Fisher could go a long way in establishing his place in the UFC's 155-pound division.
UFC 120 is expected to feature a who's-who of British MMA stars including Michael "The Count" Bisping, Dan "The Outlaw" Hardy and John "The Hitman" Hathaway.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for future updates to this still-developing fight card.