A vey intriguing bout between unbeaten welterweights John Hathaway and Dong Hyun Kim is in the works for UFC 120 on October 16 at the O2 Arena in London, England. News of the bout was first reported by MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani.
Hathaway is coming off perhaps the biggest win of his career, as he most recently notched a unanimous decision win over "The Ultimate Fighter" season 1 winner Diego Sanchez at UFC 114 in May. The win moved Hathaway to a perfect 4-0 UFC record, scoring previous Octagon wins over Tom Egan, Rick Story and Paul Taylor.
The 22-year-old Hathaway has put together a 14-0 MMA record over his four-year professional career, scoring finishes in nine of his 14 wins.
Like Hathaway, Kim also holds an unbeaten MMA record, as the Korean has put together a 13-0-1 (1 no contest) mark since turning pro in April 2004. He most recently scored a dominating unanimous decision win over TUF 7 winner Amir Sadollah, which also took place at May's UFC 114 event.
Kim's UFC record now stands at 4-0 (1 NC), with other Octagon wins over T.J. Grant, Matt Brown and Jason Tan, While his fight with Karo Parisyan was declared a no contest. He fought the majority of the beginning portion of his five-year career with Spirit MC and Deep, fighting a combined 10 of his 15 career bouts with both promotions, eight coming with the latter organization.
Though not officially announced, the Spike TV-televised UFC 120 event could be headlined by a middleweight bout between Michael Bisping and Vitor Belfort. Also, former UFC welterweight title contender Dan Hardy returns to face ex-WEC 170-pound champion Carlos Condit.