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Parisyan, Bustamante, Sokoudjou, Kang, More UFC Vets Headed to Impact FC

Karo Parisyan, Murilo Bustamante, Jeff Monson, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Paulo Filho and Denis Kang have been confirmed by the promoters with opponents for Impact FC's upcoming cards in Australia on July 10 and July 18.

Additionally, Monson and Filho are in for double duty, slated to fight on both cards. Monson is lined up to fight Bira Lima and then former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez. Meanwhile, Filho will take on Keith Johnson and then UFC and PRIDE veteran Kang.

The July 10 card is headlined by Josh Barnett vs. Geronimo Dos Santos and the July 18 card is headlined by Ken Shamrock vs. Pedro Rizzo.

Parisyan will be returning to action after 17 months away from fighting following a positive test for painkillers at UFC 94. Parisyan will meet 28-year-old Brazilian Luis "Besouro" Dutra Jr. with a record of 10-2.

Sokoudjou, who was saved last Friday with a DQ win over Dave Herman at ADFC 1, will face M-1 Challenge veteran Joaquim "Mamute" Ferreira of Rio de Janeiro.

Seen lately on UFC television as Rousimar Palhares' coach and translator, former UFC middleweight champion Bustamante will exit a two-and-a-half year hiatus and step in the ring against Jesse Taylor of The Ultimate Fighter fame.

July 10 in Brisbane, Australia:

Josh Barnett vs. Geronimo Dos Santos
Carlos Newton vs. Brian Ebersole
Karo Parisyan vs. Luis "Besouro" Dutra Jr.
Jeff Monson vs. Bira Lima
Paulo Filho vs. Keith Johnson

July 18 in Sydney, Australia:

Ken Shamrock vs. Pedro Rizzo
Jeff Monson vs. Ricco Rodriguez
Murilo Bustamante vs. Jesse Taylor
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Joaquim Ferreira
Paulo Filho vs. Denis Kang

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