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Report: Sam Stout vs. Paul Kelly expected to take place at UFC 89

A lightweight battle between Sam Stout and Paul Kelly will be added to the card for UFC 89 on October 18, according to

The UFC has yet to officially announce the match.

UFC 89 is scheduled to emanate from the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England. Already announced as a featured bout for the fight card is a middleweight matchup between Michael Bisping and Chris Leben.

Kelly, who holds a perfect 7-0 record in MMA, has competed just once for the UFC. His last fight was at UFC 80 in January, where he recorded a unanimous decision over Paul Taylor. The match was awarded “Fight of the Night” honors by UFC officials.

Stout, 13-4-1, is a veteran of five UFC fights. He’s 2-3 lifetime in the Octagon and is best known for his two-fight series with Spencer Fisher. Stout, a standout kickboxer, made his UFC debut at UFC 58, where he recorded a split decision victory over Fisher.

Following a loss to Kenny Florian during the live season finale for the third season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Stout returned to the UFC at UFC Fight Night 10, where he rematched Fisher. This time, it would be Fisher who would walk away the winner, as he recorded a unanimous decision over Stout.

Stout’s last two fights have been with the UFC. At UFC 80 earlier this year, he recorded a unanimous decision over Per Eklund and then proceeded to lose a split decision to Rich Clementi at UFC 83 in Montreal this past April.

  • JOe K. says:

    This is going to be a great striking match. I hope this is on the main card.

  • JTM says:

    I so agree!

  • Hurtch says:

    I tend to think Kelly will try and get this to the ground. He showed (surprisingly) good skills in that regard in his fight with Paul Taylor. This matchup could turn into a decent little scrap though.


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