In a battle of light heavyweights who are both still searching for their first UFC win, Razak Al-Hassan will meet Kyle Kingsbury on the undercard of UFC 104 this October in Los Angeles. MMA Junkie has the report:
A source close to the fighters today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) verbal agreements are in place and the fight could be signed as early as this week.
Al-Hassan (6-1, 0-1 UFC) last competed in an infamous bout at UFC: Fights for the Troops in December, that saw Steve Cantwell lock on a vicious armbar which dislocated Al-Hassan's elbow in gruesome fashion, forcing the referee to stop the fight even though there was no tap-out. The midwest-based Taekwondo specialist has been rehabbing the injury ever since, and will look for a more positive (and less painful) result in his second UFC outing.
Kyle Kingsbury (7-2, 0-1 UFC) competed on the 8th season of The Ultimate Fighter where he was eliminated in the quarterfinals. As a touted prospect from the renowned American Kickboxing Academy, Kingsbury was given a shot on the season finale where he dropped a unanimous decision to castmate Tom Lawlor. Now seemingly fighting to hold onto his UFC contract, Kingsbury will look to make a case for his relevance against Al-Hassan at UFC 104.