Jeremy StephensA featherweight bout between Jeremy Stephens and Estevan Payan has been added to Memorial Day weekend’s UFC 160 event.

UFC officials announced the match-up on Wednesday.

UFC 160 takes play on May 25 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  The card is headlined by the rematch between Cain Velasquez and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva for the UFC heavyweight title.

Stephens (20-9) will be making his featherweight debut.  He’s dropped his last three fights as a lightweight and will likely be fighting for his job against Payan.

Payan (14-3) is riding a seven-fight win streak and will make his UFC debut against Stephens.  Payan is a Rage in the Cage veteran.  He’s fought under the Bellator MMA banner, and most recently competed in Strikeforce.

The UFC 160 fight card is taking shape.  You can keep track of the latest fight announcements, cancellations and rumors in the Rumors Section.

UFC 160 Fight Card:

-Cain Velasquez (11-1; #1 Heavyweight) vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (18-4; #9 Heavyweight)
-Alistair Overeem (36-12) vs. Junior dos Santos (15-2; #2 Heavyweight)
-Glover Teixeira (20-2; #7 Light Heavyweight) vs. Ryan Bader (15-3;#8 Light Heavyweight)
-Gray Maynard (11-1-1; #4 Lightweight) vs. T.J. Grant (20-5; #10 Lightweight)
-Abel Trujillo (10-4) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (19-0; #9 Lightweight)
-Donald Cerrone (19-5) vs. K.J. Noons (11-6)
-Stephen Thompson (6-1) vs. Amir Sadollah (6-4)
-Jeremy Stephens (20-9) vs. Estevan Payan (14-3)

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