Two lightweight strikers are set to scrap on November 17 in the form of a fight between Sam Stout and John Makdessi at UFC 154. In addition to being an interesting bout from a stylistic standpoint, the tilt should also serve as a special treat for fans in attendance at the Montreal-based event given the fact both men hail from Canada.
UFC officials revealed the rumble on Twitter, adding it to a lineup headed by a unification bout between welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and interim title-holder Carlos Condit. Other bouts linked to the card include Patrick Cote-Alessio Sakara and Johny Hendricks-Martin Kampmann.
The 18-7-1 Stout is currently riding the momentum of a recent victory, picking up a decision over rival Spencer Fisher to notch his third triumph in four fights. Other notable names in Fisher’s win column include Matt Wiman, Yves Edwards, and Joe Lauzon.
While Makdessi, a Quebecer, will have the support of a hometown crowd at his back he’ll also have the pressure of fighting for his job on his shoulders. “The Bull” holds a 9-2 mark in MMA but suffered both losses in his last two fights.
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