After a reported bout between Sam Stout and Paul Kelly for UFC 89 on October 18 in Birmingham, England, a new opponent has apparently been set for Stout. According to a report by Mike Russell of The Fight Network, Stout is now set to face Terry Etim on the card in a lightweight bout.
According to the report, Stout also recently signed a four fight contract extension with the UFC.
Stout has a lifetime record of 2-3 in the UFC and lost his most recent bout in April to Rich Clementi at UFC 83. Clementi was declared the winner via split decision. Prior to his loss at UFC 83, Stout was victorious over Per Eklund via a unanimous decision at UFC 80 in January.
Etim, a native of the UK, is 10-2 overall according to Sherdog’s fight finder but just 1-2 in the UFC since making his debut for the promotion at UFC 70 last April. In that bout, Etim submitted Matt Grice with a guillotine choke at 4:38 of round 1. Since that fight, he has suffered back-to-back losses, first to Gleison Tibau at UFC 75 last September and most recently to Rich Clementi at UFC 84 in May.
Thus far the only officially announced bout for UFC 89 is a featured middleweight match between Michael Bisping and Chris Leben. However, several other matches have been reported for the card in recent days.
The rumored lineup to date:
- Michael Bisping vs. Chris Leben (officially announced)
- Thiago Alves vs. Diego Sanchez
- Marcus Davis vs. Paul Kelly
- Jess Liaudin vs. David Bielkheden
- Sam Stout vs. Terry Etim