Report: Stout-Etim Set for UFC 89 in England


Sam Stout throws a left hook at Spencer Fisher. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Fresh off signing a brand new four-fight contract extension with the UFC, popular Canadian lightweight Sam Stout will attempt to bounce back from a close split decision loss to Rich Clementi by taking on Terry Etim at UFC 89: Bisping vs Leben in October.

The news comes from a report by Mike Russell of The Fight Network, who learned of the fight through Shawn Tompkins’, the primary trainer for Stout at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas. Stout was originally rumored to be fighting Paul Kelly at the event, however Kelly reportedly pulled out of the fight, citing concerns over his potential inability to make the lightweight limit.

Prior to his loss to Clementi in April, Stout pieced together two consecutive wins. After stopping Martin Grandmont with strikes in a successful defense of his TKO lightweight title last September, Stout went on to dominate UFC newcomer Per Eklund en route to an unanimous decision victory in January.

After scoring an impressive submission of Matt Grice in his UFC debut, Etim has fallen on hard times recently, losing his last two bouts inside the confines of the promotion. Just like Stout, he too lost his most recent bout to Clementi, an unanimous decision defeat suffered at UFC 84: Ill Will in May.

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