Jabouin-Watson on Tap for UFC 140 in Toronto
Jabouin returns at UFC 140 on Dec. 10. | File Photo
A pair of up-and-coming bantamweights will collide in Toronto, the
Ultimate Fighting Championship
announced on Friday, as Yves Jabouin
have verbally agreed to square off at UFC
Going down Dec. 10 from the Air Canada Center, the event will be
headlined by a light heavyweight title confrontation between
Jones and Lyoto
Machida. Jones was originally expected to face consensus No. 1
Evans at the event, but a hand injury sustained by Evans in his
last fight prevented him from making the Dec. 10 fight date. As a
result, Machida was called upon and accepted the shot at Jones’
Airing live on pay-per-view, the event’s main draw will also
showcase Brazilian brothers Antonio
Rodrigo Nogueira and Antonio
Rogerio Nogueira, who will face off with former champions
Mir and Tito Ortiz,
Jabouin, 32, has won two of his last three outings following
back-to-back losses. A native of Haiti now residing in Montreal,
Jabouin tasted defeat in his UFC debut following a three-fight
stint with the
WEC. “Tiger” rebounded from his April submission loss to
Garza, however, earning a split decision win over Ian
Loveland at UFC
134 in August.
Watson made his first and only UFC appearance to date in his most
recent outing, knocking out the much smaller Joseph
Sandoval at UFC
Live 6 on Oct. 1. The Texas native has won nine of his last 10
fights, his most recent loss coming at Tachi Palace Fights 9 in
May. Representing Team Hurricane Awesome in San Diego, Watson owns
seven of his nine career wins by submission.
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