Born in a small village in northern Iran, Shalorus began wrestling as a teenager in Iran before beginning training in Turkey and Russia at the age of 17. He represented Great Britain in the 2004 Summer Olympics and at one time was ranked among the top 10 in the world in freestyle wrestling. He was granted British citizenship and then moved to Austin, Texas in 2006 with his American girlfriend. He began training in MMA upon his arrival in the US.
He was scheduled to make his WEC debut against Alex Karalexis on November 18, 2009 at WEC 44, but a broken hand forced Karalexis off the card. Karalexis was replaced by WEC newcomer Will Kerr. Shalorus defeated Kerr via TKO in the very first round.
Shalorus defeated previously unbeaten Dave Jansen via unanimous decision on January 10, 2010 at WEC 46. Shalorus showed impressive striking, takedown offense and defense. It was also noted, by Frank Mir, that Kamal will be a force to be reckoned with.
Kamal is also a partner in and official grappling instructor for the American Combat Association. Kamal certifies mma schools in his fighting system known as Shalorus Integrated Combat System (SICS) through the ACA. 
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|9||6 wins||0 losses|
|Win||6-0-1||Dave Jansen||Decision (Unanimous)||WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson||January 10, 2010||3||5:00||Sacramento, California, USA|
|Win||5-0-1||Will Kerr||TKO (Punches)||WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo||November 18, 2009||1||1:26||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Win||4-0-1||Justin Miller||TKO (Punches)||SWC 7: Discountenance||June 20, 2009||2||0:32||Frisco, Texas, USA|
|Draw||3-0-1||Mikel Bronzoulis||Draw||Fists of Fury||April 25, 2009||3||5:00||Austin, Texas, USA|
|Win||3-0||Jonathan Evans||TKO (Punches)||Extreme Challenge: War at the Shore||January 23, 2009||1||0:35||Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA|
|Win||2-0||Edwyn Jones||Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)||SWC 2 - Battlegrounds||November 28, 2008||2||2:52||Frisco, Texas, USA|
|Win||1-0||Jeff Davis||TKO (Punches)||KOK 3 - King of Kombat||April 5, 2008||1||1:06||Austin, Texas, USA|
- ↑ Template:Cite news
- ↑ Offical WEC 44 Fight Card
- ↑ Template:Cite news
- ↑ WEC newcomer Will Kerr signed, replaces Alex Karalexis at WEC 44. mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-15. Retrieved on 2009-11-05.
- ↑ WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo results. www.wec.tv/index.cfmom (2009-11-19).
- ↑ WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson results. www.wec.tv/index.cfmom (2010-01-11).
- ↑ Jamie Varner vs. Kamal Shalorus likely for WEC 48 PPV main card. mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved on 2010-02-22.
- ↑ Kamal Shalorus Injury. mmarus.com. Retrieved on 2010-03-03.