The UFC 140 card continues to grow with exciting fights that are sure to please the Canadian crowd. The most exciting bout may have been added today as explosive bantamweights Yves Jabouin and Walel Watson have agreed to trade strikes on the December card.
UFC officials have confirmed the bout.
A native of Canada, Jabouin looks to build on a recent victory over Ian Loveland at UFC 134. Spending the majority of his career at featherweight, Jabouin moved to 135 for that bout after losing three of four contests at 145. His fight against Mark Hominick at WEC 49 was a 2010 Fight of the Year contender. “Tiger” is known for his quick striking, having finished 11 of his 16 opponents via (T)KO. However, he hasn’t finished an opponent since November 2008.
Watson made quite the impression in his UFC debut at UFC on Versus 6, finishing the previously undefeated Joseph Sandoval in 1:17 in the first round with powerful head kicks and accurate striking. “The Gazelle” is 7-2 in his MMA career and has never gone to a decision, but Jabouin represents a big step up in competition for the 27-year-old.
UFC 140 is scheduled for December 10 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The night will be headlined by a UFC light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and former champion Lyoto Machida.
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