Steve Cantwell to possibly face Razak Al-Hussan at UFC Fight Night 16

After we first reported here at Five Ounces of Pain that Brian Stann had pulled out of a rematch with former WEC champion Steve Cantwell at “UFC Fight Night 16: UFC Fights for the Troops,” it appeared that Cantwell’s opportunity to fight in the UFC might have to be pushed back to a later date.

Well according the MMA Junkie, that may not be the case. Sources close to Al-Hussan have informed them that he has accepted a bout versus Cantwell at “UFC Fight Night 16: UFC Fights for the Troops” and that they are waiting for Cantwell to accept the bout.

Both fighters will be making their UFC debuts with Al-Hussan having made a name for himself on regional shows in the Midwest, compiling a 5-0 record in professional MMA with three of his five victories coming via submission. 

Cantwell, who is 6-1 in MMA with his only loss coming to Brian Stann, is coming off an upset victory over Stann via secound round TKO in a rematch at WEC 35 this past August. In winning that fight, Cantwell won the WEC light heavyweight title from Stann. However, the title reign was short lived as WEC’s middleweight and light heavyweight divisions are being slowly folded into the UFC. Cantwell and Stann were two of the first fighters to appear in the UFC from WEC’s ranks.

A victory for either fighter would go a long way toward cementing their place within the UFC and a win for Cantwell could possibly set up a tiebreaker fight with Brian Stann sometime in the near future.

8 COMMENTS
  • Robert says:

    Put an Arab fighter on a UFC Fights for the Troops card.How bad is he going to get booed?Smart move.

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  • Ertz says:

    Excuse me? How many “Arabs” are in the armed forces? I didn’t know this was still solely a Christian nation. Very ignorant remark.

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  • Robert says:

    READ MY RECENT POSTS I AM KIDDING ON THEM BUDDY! Basically because people on these forums take themselves and their opinions way to seriously check out my recent posts maybe you think there all ignorant or maybe you’re one of the people who needs to get off their soapbox.

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  • Ertz says:

    I’m not gonna waste my time reading all of your posts. Kidding or not, your comment has no worth whatsoever. Maybe you want to add in your posts that it is a joke, as then those who aren’t able to read your mind will know.

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  • Mike Wolfe says:

    Ertz:

    Get the PC stick out yer ass. Sanctimonious gasbags are gonna ruin this country.

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  • ViciousUppercut says:

    Mike Wolfe: I agree buddy wholeheartedly, unfortunately I think they already have ruined this country. Go Cantwell, KTFO Al-Hussan for the troops

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  • ViciousUppercut says:

    The sanctimonious gasbags that is

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  • Shatner says:

    Who the hell is this Ertz? I would never have the arrogance to tell someone that their comment has no worth whatsoever.It’s people like this who think their way too important and don’t realize that were all going to be the same decomposing waste.

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