Longtime fans of MMA undoubtedly remember two epic encounters between lightweights Sam Stout and Spencer Fisher 5-6 years back, the first of which even cracked the UFC’s countdown of the best 100 fights in the organization’s history. Though Stout emerged with a Split Decision in that particular pairing, Fisher avenged the loss a year later with an outpointing of his own.
Now the two will finally have a chance to break the tie this summer when they meet at UFC on FX 4 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The company confirmed the bout this week on UFC Tonight.
The 17-7 Stout has battled with consistency since coming on the scene, racking up a 6-6 record in his twelve Octagon appearances, but has certainly impressed more often than not including in wins over Yves Edwards, Matt Wiman, and Joe Lauzon. He was last seen in a losing effort against Thiago Tavares at UFC 142.
Ironically, Tavares happens to be the last opponent Fisher faced, also falling to the crafty Brazilian as did Stout albeit by TKO rather than decision. The longtime veteran of the UFC has struggled lately, losing four of his last five fights, but has found success in the past against a number of respected adversaries such as Aaron Riley, Caol Uno, Jeremy Stephens, and Thiago Alves.
The June 22 card is scheduled to feature a five-round main event between 155-pound contenders Clay Guida and Gray Maynard. Other notable competitors pegged for action at the show include Dan Miller, Ross Pearson, and Rick Story.
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