Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout (17-7-1) vs. Spencer “The King” Fisher (24-8-0)
The co-main event of this Friday’s UFC on FX card has two UFC veterans that have both seen their ups and downs during their tenure with the promotion. Stout’s UFC record stands at 7-6, but is 4-2 in his last six bouts. Fisher’s UFC record stands at 9-7, but he has had a harder run as of late going 2-4 in his last six bouts. While these two have fought before, this rubber match will show who the greater fighter truly is.
Spencer at one time was thought to be the next big thing in the lightweight division, but recently has barely proved himself to still belong in the UFC. Out of his last four losses, only one fighter still remains in the lightweight division or in the UFC. Fisher, an original product of the Miletich camp has always had decent standup and submissions, but has never evolved and fighting an old foe like Stout will show if he still has anything left in the tank.
As long as Sam Stout has been in the game, it’s hard to believe he is still only 28. When he originally fought Fisher he was only 22 years old while Fisher was 30. That can mean a huge difference in their fight game. Given, now we see phenoms in the sport like Jon Jones who defeats veterans at a young age, but things were different back in 2006. Now, that Stout’s game has grown, he’s a different fighter. This has been proven in him taking out known fighters like Yves Edwards, Joe Lauzon, and Matt Wiman.
The Bottom Line: Look for a difference in the last time they fought, as Stout earns a TKO in the third round due to strikes.