Cody McKenzie draws Sam Stout at UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento

Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE

Cody McKenzie vs. Sam Stout is the latest tandem to join UFC on FOX 9, which is turning out to be a must-see event.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) continues to stack its return to California's state capital. The latest addition is a lightweight bout between Cody McKenzie vs. Sam Stout and is set to go down on Dec. 14, 2013 at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.

UFC officials announced the fight Thursday, which will be a part of the preliminary card.

This bout will mark McKenzie's return to lightweight following two fights at featherweight and I don't blame him leaving that weight class.

McKenzie (14-3) got back into the win column with a unanimous decision victory over Leonard Garcia at UFC 159 earlier this year in New Jersey. Before that, he suffered a 31-second stoppage against Chad Mendes at UFC 148, one that left him crumpled on the mat.

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 12 star is best known for his modified guillotine choke, which he has used to defeat his opponents 11 times in 14 career wins.

That doesn't bode well for Stout (19-9), who is looking to bounce back from a submission loss to James Krause at UFC 161 last June. "Hands of Stone" was forced to tap with 13 seconds left in the fight to a (uh oh) guillotine choke. He hasn't lost two in a row since 2008, but it has been two years since his last winning streak.

Something has gotta give!

UFC on FOX 9 will be headlined by a lightweight championship title fight, as newly-crowned 155-pound kingpin Anthony Pettis defends against former Strikeforce straphanger Josh Thomson.

For more on the upcoming UFC on FOX 9 event, be sure to hit up our comprehensive news archive by clicking here.

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