An old rivalry has been brought back to life between UFC 155ers Sam Stout and Spencer Fisher, each of whom holds a decision win over the other from a pair of previous action-packed outings between the two. The 27-year old Stout beat the veteran Fisher in March 2006 but lost in the rematch a year later.
The June 22 bout is expected to take place at UFC on FX 4 where Clay Guida-Gray Maynard are set for a headlining tilt.
SportsNet.ca was first to report the match-up.
Stout had strung together a pair of solid wins over Paul Taylor and Yves Edwards before taking a chunk of time off for health-related reasons as well as to mourn the unexpected loss of friend/coach Shawn Tompkins. Despite losing a decision to Thiago Tavares in his last outing the heavy-handed Canadian holds an overall record of 17-7 with nine TKOs to his credit.
While Stout certainly needs to exit the bout with his hand raised, Fisher is competing for his job in the clash after coming up short in four of his last five fights. The 24-8 Fisher hasn’t stepped foot inside the Octagon since August when he was knocked out by Tavares at UFC 134.
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MMATraining Take: I’m a bit “blah” on this bout. On one hand I remember both of their previous fights as being fun to watch. On the other, Fisher is no longer relevant and Stout needs to be facing guys who are in the mix instead of those barely clinging to a once-great career.