UFC 125: Marcus Davis vs Jeremy Stephens booked for Jan. 1 in Las Vegas


Marcus Davis will indeed be making his lightweight debut when he meets Jeremy Stephens at the upcoming UFC 125: "Resolution" event on Jan. 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Sherdog.com was able to confirm the pending contest earlier today.

Davis was on a hot streak with the UFC after his win over Chris Lytle back in January 2009, running his record to 8-1 inside the Octagon. Dan Hardy however rained on Davis' parade with a split decision victory at UFC 99.

"The Irish Hand Grenade" looked to rebound from that loss, but couldn't escape the knees of Ben Saunders and was stopped later that year. After a TKO win over Jonathan Goulet, Davis submitted to a guillotine choke courtesy of Nate Diaz, putting the former TUF 2 contestant at 1-3 in his last four bouts.

Will "Lil' Heathen" put a damper on Davis' lightweight debut?

Stephens got off to a rocky start with the UFC when veteran Din Thomas submitted him in his debut. He would bounce back however with a decision victory over Diego Saraiva. He then earned a TKO win over Cole Miller but struggled in his next three bouts going 1-2.

The Victory MMA product would rebound with a TKO win over Justin Buchholz and earn a split decision nod over Sam Stout. Stephens recently lost to Melvin Guillard at UFC 119 by split decision.

In the main event of "Resolution," UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar will not only look to retain his belt, but he'll also be looking for revenge as he battles the only man to hand him a loss in his professional career, Gray Maynard.

Another title will be on the line as newly crowned UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo looks to keep his gold and his pound-for-pound status in check when he battles Josh Grispi. Japanese sensation and former Pride Lightweight Champion Takanori Gomi looks to build off his recent knockout win over Tyson Griffin when he meets former Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Clay Guida.

For the current UFC 125 fight card and rumors click here.

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