Jeremy Stephens Drops to Featherweight, Meets Estevan Payan at UFC 160
UFC lightweight staple Jeremy
will make the cut to 145 pounds on May 25, when “Lil’
Heathen” squares off with Estevan
UFC officials Wednesday announced the booking, which takes place at
the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and is headlined by a
heavyweight title rematch between Cain
Velasquez and Antonio
Silva. The event will also showcase another anticipated
heavyweight showdown pitting former Strikeforce champion Alistair
Overeem against ex-UFC ruler Junior dos
Stephens, 26, has lost three straight fights, closing out 2011 with
a split-decision defeat to Anthony
Pettis before kicking off last year with a one-sided loss to
Cerrone at UFC on Fuel TV 3. Most recently, the hard-punching
Iowan had his lights turned out by veteran Yves Edwards,
suffering a first-round knockout on Dec. 8 at UFC on Fox 5.
Payan completed a two-fight stint under the Bellator banner in 2009
before making his Strikeforce debut roughly 13 months ago against
Alonso Martinez. Following that unanimous decision victory, “El
Terrible” returned to the cage one year later to knock out Mike Bravo at
Strikeforce “Marquardt vs. Saffiedine.” Payan, 30, has not lost in
more than three years and owns more than half of his 14 career wins
by either knockout or submission.
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Swanson switched stances and looked to find his way inside. Stephens responded by making it a brawl and spamming that big right hand he was having so much success with.
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