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Jim Miller vs Kamal Shalorus booked for UFC 128 in New Jersey on March 19


Jim Miller badly wanted a top 10 opponent for his next fight. He's not going to get one.

Instead, he's been booked to face off against a debuting Kamal Shalorus at UFC 128 on March 19 from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., according to

If nothing else, Miller can take solace in the fact that he gets to fight once again in his home state.

The AMA Fight Club product has had an incredibly successful career. He would be the first to tell you that his only two losses in 21 professional fights have come to UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar and current number one contender Gray Maynard.

After winning six in a row, including sending the Charles Oliveira hype train straight off the tracks, conventional wisdom dictated a step up in competition.

Shalorus may not have the sexiest name, but he's never lost a fight.

"Prince of Persia" is probably most well known for fighting to a draw against Jamie Varner in the main event of WEC 49. Had he not been deducted a point for groin strikes in the second round, he would have taken the decision.

All told, he's still never been defeated, although he's young in the fight game and only had nine fights over the span of three years.

Can he make a "World Class" debut with the world's largest fight promotion?

UFC 128 has yet to be announced, but will feature a main event of Mauricio "Shogun" Rua defending his light heavyweight title against "Suga" Rashad Evans. Urijah Faber is also rumored to appear on the card in his UFC debut against former WEC bantamweight champion Eddie Wineland.

Keep it locked to for more on this still-developing fight card.

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