Stout (19-9-1) will be looking to get back on track, after the rugged vet was tapped out by James Krause at UFC 161 with a third round, guillotine choke. The loss followed the split decision win Stout scored over Strikeforce vet Caros Fodor at UFC 157 in February. “Hands of Stone”, who has won “Fight of the Night” a jaw dropping six times, is 2-3 in his last 5 bouts.
McKenzie (14-3) will be returning to lightweight, after competing at featherweight for two bouts, which saw him get stopped by Chad Mendes and earn a UD win over Leonard Garcia. The former TUF 12 competitor has gone 3-3 to date in official UFC fights. The fighter has caught 11 opponents to date with his “McKenzietine” twist on the guillotine choke. That’s insane, especially when you consider he has 14 victories over all.
So, that’s an interesting addition to UFC on FOX 9, which is pretty stacked. In the headliner, lightweight champ Anthony Pettis will fight Josh Thomson, and other main card bouts include Mendes-Lentz, Faber-McDonald, Condit-Brown and Danzig-Lauzon.
The event will be hosted by Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena.
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