The two will face off during the preliminary portion of “UFC Fight Night 19” which will take place from Oklahoma City on September 16, 2009. The event is set to air live on Spike TV.
Nover will be stepping up on just four weeks notice to fill the shoes of Kyle Bradley, who was recently pulled from the card.
After dropping a decision to Efraine Escudero in the lightweight finals of the eighth season of The Ultimate Fighter, Nover was stopped via TKO at the hands of Kyle Bradley during UFC 98. A stoppage widely seen as an early stoppage by most that have viewed it. Early stoppage or not, Nover undoubtedly needs a win against Stout to feel secure about his spot with the UFC.
Stout holds a career record of 14-5, and a UFC record of 3-4. He is a heavy handed crowd pleasing fighter that has taken home “Fight of the Night” honors on a three separate occasions. Most recently Stout edged out Matt Wiman in a hard fought unanimous decision at UFC 97.
A full list of the bouts expected for “UFC Fight Night 19” are listed below:
Nate Diaz vs. Melvin Guillard
Roger Huerta vs. Gray Maynard
Carlos Condit vs. Jake Ellenberger
Tim Credeur vs. Nate Quarry
Steve Cantwell vs. Brian Stann
Mike Pyle vs. Chris Wilson
C.B. Dollaway vs. Dan Miller
Phillipe Nover vs. Sam Stout
Justin Buchholz vs. Jeremy Stephens
Brock Larson vs. Mike Pierce
Ryan Jensen vs. Steven Steinbeiss