Former WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho will make a rare international appearance in Poland to fight Mamed Khalidov in November. Filho has competed just twice outside of Brazil since leaving the WEC. Tatame has the info:
Pride and WEC veteran Paulo Filho Will return to the international events on November. Coming off a controversial draw against Satoshi Ishii at Amazon FC, in Brazil, the Carlson Gracie protégé is set to battle knockout artist Mamed Khalidov at KSW 17, on November 26 in his opponent’s homeland Poland. MMA veterans Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and James Thompson are also set to battle on the show.
It is unknown if the fight will be for Khalidov's KSW light heavyweight title, but it probably will be. Khalidov, a native Chechen who holds citizenship in Poland, has only lost once in his last 23 fights dating back to 2005. The lone loss was to Jorge Santiago in Sengoku, a man he had defeated previously. Also expected for the card is a bout between Thompson and Mariusz Pudzianowski, the five-time World's Strongest Man.