A product of the TKO organization in Canada, Sam Stout makes his third appearance in the Ultimate Fighting Championship tonight in a rematch with Spencer Fisher. The bout in Hollywood, Florida, headlines the tenth installment of UFC Fight Night on Spike TV.
The two kicked off the UFC’s revival of the lightweight division as part of the undercard of the UFC 58: USA vs. Canada fight card at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. That March, 2006 bout was the first lightweight bout in the UFC since 2004. Stout and Fisher battled back and forth for three solid rounds before Stout walked out of the Octagon the victor, albeit by a narrow split decision in the eyes of the judges.
In that first battle, Fisher took the fight on just 2 days’ notice. This time, everything is different. This time, both Fisher and Stout have had plenty of time to prepare. This time, they aren’t obscured in the preliminary portion of the fight card. This time, Sam Stout and Spencer Fisher are the main event, the drawing card.
When they step into the Octagon tonight, Fisher will be looking for redemption, but Stout will also be out to prove that their first bout and his 11-2-1 professional fight record are not flukes.
After going 0-1-1 in the first two fights of his career, Stout has since gone 11-1 with his only loss being to venerable UFC contender Kenny Florian in June of last year. His last two bouts were under the TKO banner where he avenged a loss to Jay Estrada and bested George St. Pierre’s Jiujitsu coach Fabio Holanda. Stout looks to keep the streak going tonight and establish himself as a contender for the UFC’s lightweight crown currently held by Sean Sherk.
Stout told MMAWeekly about his fight tonight with Fisher, “I am out there to knock him out. So, keep your eyes open, don’t blink, because I’m coming for him.”
MMAWeekly caught up with Stout as he was preparing for tonight’s fight in this exclusive video interview In The Cage. If you want to know how prepared Stout is for tonight’s UFC Fight Night bout with Fisher, watch this interview.
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