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Jack Shore will square off against Khalid Taha in a bantamweight scrap at an Ultimate Fighting Championship event on Nov. 7.
Taha initially announced the pairing via social media. The card is expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is headlined by a light heavyweight duel pitting Thiago Santos against Glover Teixeira.
A former Cage Warriors 135-pound champion, Shore has submitted Nohelin Hernandez and Aaron Phillips in his first two Octagon appearances. The 25-year-old Welshman is 13-0 as a professional, with all but one of his victories coming inside the distance.
Taha’s most recent victory over Bruno Silva was overturned to a no contest when Taha tested positive for a diuretic. Taha’s one-year suspension will end in October. Prior to that, the Dortmund, Germany, native lost a decision to Nad Narimani in his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 134 before knocking out Boston Salmon in 25 seconds at UFC 236.
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