Officials told MMA Fighting that Kakhorov (6-0) has signed a multi-fight contract with the promotion to compete in its 135-pound division. Kakhorov, a native of Tajikistan, fights out of Germany and also trains with the Straight Blast Gym team in Ireland. All of his fights have taken place in Europe, with all but one being for the German MMA Championship promotion. In his most recent outing in November, Kakhorov defeated Patryk Chrobak by second-round TKO to capture a vacant European Fight Masters bantamweight title. He has won five of his first six fights by knockout, including a brutal KO of Stipe Brcic in February of last year that was featured in an edition of Missed Fists.