UFC Fight Night 29 adds featherweight bout Jeremy Stephens vs Rony Jason in Brazil

Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE

Will the "Lil' Heathen" take out Jason?

A featherweight bout has been agreed to and it's almost guaranteed fireworks.

Having recently cut down to 145 pounds for his last fight against Esteban Payan, long-time veteran Jeremy Stephens will square off with The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Brazil winner Rony Jason at UFC Fight Night 29 this fall (Oct. 9, 2013) in Barueri, Brazil.

The bout was originally announced by MMAWeekly.com, who revealed  that verbal agreements are in place for the intriguing fight.

Stephens (21-9) bounced back from three straight losses to top opposition after cutting down to the featherweight division. "Lil' Heathen" won his 145-pound debut by defeating Estevan Payan in a very bloody unanimous decision at UFC 160 in May, his 16th fight with the promotion.

Stephens has been unable to put together a big string of wins in UFC, but at just 27 years old, he's hoping this drop down to a new weight class will put him on the right path.

Jason (13-3) was a heavy favorite to win TUF Brazil and he not only lived up to expectations when he beat Godofredo Pepey at UFC 147 last year to win the featherweight portion of the show, he also exceeded them by dominating his opposition since, scoring consecutive stoppage victories over both Sam Sicilia and Mike Wilkinson while fighting in his native Brazil.

Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for the latest rumors and updates on the upcoming Brazilian event.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker