Report: Sam Stout to meet Terry Etim at UFC 89
According to his trainer Shawn Tompkins, Canadian Sam Stout (13-4-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) will meet British fighter Terry Etim (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at UFC 89, an event set for Oct. 18 in Birmingham, England.
The Fight Network today reported the match-up.
The booking is the latest for a U.K. fight card that features a main event of Michael Bisping vs. Chris Leben.
Stout, who previously was rumored to be fighting Paul Kelly, will instead meet Etim, a fighter who debuted with the UFC in 2007 with a 9-0 record. He scored a submission victory over Matt Grice in his octagon debut, but he's since suffered losses to Gleison Tibau and Rich Clementi.
Stout, meanwhile, will look to rebound from his split-decision loss to Clementi in April at UFC 83. The defeat dropped his UFC record to 2-3, though according to the report, Stout recently earned a four-fight contract extension with the organization.
Stout, the current TKO lightweight champion, will go for his fifth victory in his past seven fights.
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