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UFC 140: Yves Jabouin vs Walel Watson booked for Dec. 10 in Toronto

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It's about to get all National Geographic up in Canada this winter.

That's because "The Tiger" and "The Gazelle" will knock heads when Yves Jabouin and Walel Watson lock up at UFC 140: "Jones vs. Machida" on Dec. 10 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. 

The promotion brought word of the pending match-up earlier today, saying:

"Jabouin is looking to stay undefeated since moving into the weight division and Watson is coming off a spectacular KO win," said UFC president Dana White today. Both fighters have verbally agreed to the bout.

Indeed, Jabouin (16-7) has not lost since making the drop down to the bantamweight division. Thing is, that only includes one fight, a split decision victory over Ian Loveland at UFC 134.

He had lost three of four before that win, so it's not like he's been lighting on the Octagon on fire. He's as talented as they come, though, and those heavy hands have mesmerized all the right people.

Despite having a fight under the UFC banner, Walel Watson (9-2) is probably a name you don't recognize and that's fine. He only scored a first round knockout in his debut with the world's largest fight promotion. 

No biggie.

Still, he's 27-years-old and has just 11 fights under his belt. Will that relative inexperience rear its ugly head against a veteran of the game like Jabouin?

Stay tuned.

UFC 140 will be headlined by Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones defending his title not against Rashad Evans, as was planned, but rather Lyoto Machida.

The Nogueira brothers are also on the card, as Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will rematch Frank Mir while Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will go head on against Tito Ortiz.

For all the latest news and notes on "Jones vs. Machida" hit up or event archive right here.

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