A welterweight bout between returning Karo Parisyan (19-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) and Dennis Hallman (41-13-2 MMA, 1-4 UFC) and a middleweight fight between Gerald Harris (17-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and newcomer Maiquel Falcao (25-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) are both official for UFC 123.
UFC 123 takes place Nov. 20 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in suburban Detroit. A light-heavyweight bout between former champs Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto Machida headlines the pay-per-view portion of the show.
It’s not known if Parisyan vs. Hallman and Harris vs. Falcao will get main-card or preliminary-card placement.
This should hopefully be a great fight, with Hallman’s Wrestling and Catch Wrestling background (via Matt Hume) and Karo Parisyan’s Hayastan Grappling (a Catch Wrestling-Judo-Sambo hybrid developed by Goko Chivichyan and his mentor Gene LeBell).
It’ll be interesting to see if Parisyan has his issues with panic attacks under control which have in the past caused him to withdraw or be forced of a card.