Thiago Tavares vs. Sam Stout on Deck for UFC 142

Sam Stout and Yves Edwards at UFC 131

Sam Stout celebrates at UFC 131.

A lightweight battle has been added to UFC 142 in Brazil with Thiago Tavares taking on Sam Stout.

The new fight was announced by UFC officials on Tuesday.

Thiago Tavares (16-4-1) returns for his second straight fight at home in Brazil. Tavares had a successful homecoming at UFC 134 where he picked up a TKO over the always tough Spencer Fisher on the card.

Tavares will look to make it back-to-back wins when he fights at UFC 142.

Sam Stout will make the long trip to Brazil for his first fight since knocking out Yves Edwards at UFC 131 in June.

It will be Stout’s first fight back since the loss of his longtime trainer and close friend Shawn Tompkins.

The lightweights are the latest addition to the UFC 142 fight card as the UFC makes its second trip to Brazil in less than a year.