Pascal Krauss will look for his third Octagon win at UFC on Fox 10. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Unbeaten Russian prospect Adam Khaliev will make his Octagon debut at UFC on Fox 10 opposite German up-and-comer Pascal Krauss.
UFC officials Tuesday announced the Jan. 25 booking, which takes place at Chicago’s United Center and is headlined by a pivotal lightweight showdown between ex-UFC king Benson Henderson and former Strikeforce ruler Josh Thomson.
Khaliev began his career just over two years ago and has racked up six victories in as many attempts while competing exclusively on Russian soil. Khaliev last fought on Aug. 11, when he earned a unanimous decision over Dagestani prospect Magomed Magomedkerimov.
Krauss, 26, joined the UFC in 2010 and has posted a 2-2 Octagon record over the last three years. Like Khaliev, “Panzer” also last competed in August, when he was knocked out by surging Korean Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC 164.