Sam Stout (13-4-1) and Terry Etim (10-2) will likely throw leather in a lightweight scrap at UFC 89: "Leben vs. Bisping" at The National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham, England, on October 18.
Shawn Tompkins -- who is Stout's striking coach at XTreme Couture and just so happens to date his sister -- revealed the potential 155-pound match up in a recent interview with FCFighter.com.
Here's a snip from Tompkins:
"Sam Stout just re-signed with the UFC. They gave him another four fight deal, and it looks like he’ll be fighting October 18th in the London, England show against Terry Etim, who just fought Rich Clementi. They were going to try to make that fight happen (with Taylor) but I think Taylor decided he can’t make the 155 division so he’s going to stay at 170. Were itching to get Sam back in there, he’s pretty much had the whole summer off."
"Hands of Stone" dropped a controversial split decision to Rich Clementi his last time out at UFC 83: "Serra vs St. Pierre 2" in front of his hometown Canada crowd.
Prior to that showing, Stout bounced back from a "Fight of the Year" candidate bout in which he lost a unanimous decision to Spencer Fisher to outpoint Per Eklund on all three judges scorecards at UFC 80: "Rapid Fire" earlier this year.
Etim also lost his last time out to Clementi at UFC 84: "Ill Will" back in April -- albeit via unanimous decision. It marked his second consecutive loss inside the Octagon and just the second time in the young Brits career that he tasted defeat.
He has one win in three attempts under the UFC banner -- a submission (triangle choke) of Matt Grice at UFC 70: "Nations Collide" back in April 2007.
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