Perennial welterweight contender Karo "The Heat" Parisyan (18-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) is the most recent addition to a rapidly filling card at UFC 87, though his opponent for the Aug. 9 event has not yet been determined.
Parisyan recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he's been booked for the event, which takes place at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
The 26-year-old looks to rebound from a disappointing loss to Thiago Alves at UFC Fight Night 13 in April that knocked Parisyan out of immediate title contention.
"At this point in my life I'm trying to change a lot of stuff in my life," Parisyan said. "It's either do or die for me now. God forbid. I can't handle two losses in a row."
"The Heat" was originally scheduled to take on "The Ultimate Fighter 6" contestant George Sotiropoulos (9-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at UFC 87, but the Australian was forced to withdraw from the bout due to injury, according to Parisyan. The search for a new opponent continues.
Parisyan will now fight on the same card as his cousin, lightweight Manny Gamburyan, for the second time in their UFC careers. Gamburyan also fought, victoriously, on the night of Parisyan's April defeat. He takes on Rob Emerson in August.