Sherdog is reporting that Per Eklund will make his UFC debut against Canadian lightweight Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout at UFC 80 in Newcastle, England.
Swedish standout Per Eklund will fight TKO lightweight champion Sam Stout on the undercard of the Jan. 19 UFC lightweight title fight between B.J. Penn and Joe Stevenson, Eklund’s manager, Manos Terzitane, confirmed with Sherdog.com.
It was originally reported that Stout would be facing off against Terry Etim in Newcastle, England. Stout is an exciting lightweight who hold victories over Spencer Fisher, Jay Estrada and Fabio Holanda. In Stout’s most recent outing he scored a devastating knockout over Canadian lightweight Martin “The Hammer” Grandmont.
Per Eklund is a member of Hilti NHB who sports a MMA record of 12-2-1. Eklund has gone 4-0 in 2007 racking up victories over Rafael Dias, Toni Talvitie, David Metcalf and Aaron Barrow.