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UFC 126: Sam Stout vs Paul Kelly booked for Feb. 5 in Las Vegas

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A lightweight clash between two 155-pound warriors is on the horizon as Canadian Sam Stout meets England's Paul Kelly at UFC 126 on Feb. 5 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sources close to the situation confirmed to Fighters Only that the bout will likely take place on the preliminary card.

Stout made his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut on Mar. 4, 2006 at UFC 58 when he defeated Spencer Fisher by split decision. Stout's next outing wasn't what he hoped as he submitted to a rear naked choke courtesy of Kenny Florian.

The next few UFC bouts for the "Hands of Stone" weren't much better. Stout went 1-3 including coming up short in his rematch with Fisher. Stout rebounded with a victory over Matt Wiman and an upset win over Joe Lauzon. Stout's last bout was a split decision win over Paul Taylor.

Can "Tellys" stop Stout in his tracks?

Kelly has been on a roller coaster ride since entering the UFC. The English lightweight was unbeaten upon entering the UFC with a record of 6-0. Kelly stayed undefeated when he beat "Relentless" Taylor by unanimous decision.

He wouldn't keep that unbeaten streak alive for long, however, as he submitted to Marcus Davis' guillotine choke at UFC 89. After two straight victories, Kelly would succumb to Dennis Siver's spinning back kick and the flurry of punches that came with it. Kelly recently defeated T.J. O'Brien at UFC 123.

In the main event at UFC 126, Anderson Silva will look to successfully defend his middleweight title for the eight time as he meets Vitor Belfort. Also on the card, two 205-pound prospects look to reach one step closer to a title shot as Jon Jones battles Ryan Bader. Former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres looks to continue his comeback run when he faces Antonio Banuelos.

For more details on UFC 126 as they become available, stick with MMAmania.com.

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