UFC 137: Donald Cerrone vs Dennis Siver fight booked for Oct. 29 with Sam Stout out

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The unfortunate early passing of Shawn Tompkins has resulted in Sam Stout, one of his pupils, having to pull out of his scheduled bout against Dennis Siver on Oct. 29 at UFC 137 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This being the lightweight division, though, means there's always one guy to call who will no doubt accept any fight that comes his way and today is no different. Donald Cerrone has agreed to step in for Stout against Siver in "Sin City."

ESPN.com passed along word earlier today.

Cerrone last competed just over two weeks ago today, impressively knocking out Charles Oliveira in the very first round. It was the third win this year for "Cowboy," who made the jump from the now defunct WEC after a Dec. 2010 win over Chris Horodecki.

He's 3-0 inside the Octagon and on a five-fight winning streak. And with his penchant for stepping up on short notice, you can bet the Greg Jackson product is knocking on the door to a title shot.

Dennis Siver has unwittingly been cast into the role of "guy who earned a decision he shouldn't have" thanks to a somewhat questionable call by judges during his UFC 132 fight against Matt Wiman.

It shouldn't be held against the Russian-born German stick of dynamite, though. He's 8-1 in his last nine bouts and has improved remarkably since returning for his second stint with the world's largest fight promotion.

But can he reach the top? The journey continues against Cerrone.

UFC 137 will feature welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre putting his title -- and legacy -- on the line when he goes head on against former Strikeforce king Nick Diaz. The co-main event will highlight a potential number one contender bout pitting B.J. Penn vs. Carlos Condit.

Mirko Filipovic vs. Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione vs. Cheick Kongo have also been announced for the card, as well as the Octagon debut of Hatsu Hioki vs. George Roop.

For the latest UFC 137: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" news and notes click here.

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