Sam Stout vs. Thiago Tavares and Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim at UFC 142

Canadian striker, Sam Stout will go overseas to face Thiago Tavares in his home land as well British striker, Terry Etim will make the same trip to face another Brazilian in Edson Barboza at UFC 142 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 14th, 2012. The fights were announced by the promotion earlier today meaning bout agreements are likely signed by all parties.

Stout returns to the octagon for the first time since his impressive knockout win over veteran, Yves Edwards. It is also the first time we’ve seen him in action since the sad passing of his trainer, Shawn Thompkins. Tavares is coming off an impressive win of his own, defeating Spencer Fisher via TKO. He will look to make it two in a row, and two in a row in Rio.

Barboza has looked impressive since joining the UFC, winning two exciting decision wins over both Anthony Njokuani and “Ultimate Fighter” season nine winner, Ross Pearson. Etim returned after nineteen months away due to injury, defeating Edward Faaloloto in just twenty-one seconds of the first round via guillotine choke just this past weekend.

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