With Darren Till’s fighting future unclear at this moment, two fellow Team Kaobon fighters are set to make their own mark at UFC London.
Featherweight Mike Grundy and heavyweight Tom Aspinall are both scheduled to compete on the upcoming card on March 21st.
Grundy (12-1) was successful at the UFC’s annual London card last year, when he finished fellow Englishman Nad Narimani in the second round.
A fight with Makwan Amirkhani (15-4) awaits him this time however.
Amirkhani is coming off the back of a loss to Shane Burgos last November, at UFC 244.
Prior to that however, ‘Mr Finland’ beat Liverpool’s Chris Fishgold via second-round submission.
Interest is high in the fight, with fans unsure of who will have the grappling advantage.
Amirkhani represented Finland in both Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling, but Grundy similarly hails from a wrestling background, even picking up a Commonwealth bronze medal at the 2014 Games in Glasgow.
Aspinall (7-2) will be making his promotional debut on the card. He doesn’t face an easy task however, with Brazilian Raphael Pessoa (10-1) scheduled to stand across from him in the octagon.
The heavyweight fighter had two quick finishes in Cage Warriors last year, before receiving his call-up to the sport’s biggest promotion.
His 56-second finish of Frenchman Michael Ben Hamouda last September earned his plaudits from the community amid his headlining spot in Liverpool.
Success for the 26-year-old in the capital will prove he belongs on the sport’s biggest stage.
The main event for UFC London will be Tyron Woodley vs Leon Edwards, in what will be yet another special night in English combat history.