Canadian lightweights Sam Stout and
Makdessi will clash at UFC
154 on Nov. 22.
The Canadian Press first announced the pairing, and it was later
confirmed by promotion officials via Twitter. UFC 154 takes place
at the Bell Centre in Montreal and features a welterweight title
showdown between reigning champion Georges St.
Pierre and interim titlist Carlos
Condit. Another key 170-pound scrap pitting Johny
Hendricks against Martin
Kampmann is also scheduled for the card.
Stout concluded his trilogy with Spencer
Fisher in June, earning a unanimous verdict over his longtime
UFC on FX 4. “Hands of Stone” also appeared at UFC
142 in January, suffering a decision setback to Thiago
Tavares. A renowned striker, the Team Tompkins product also
owns notable victories against Joe Lauzon,
Wiman and Yves Edwards
during his 26-fight career.
Makdessi began his UFC career with wins over Pat
Audinwood and Kyle Watson
but has struggled in his last two outings. After submitting to a
rear-naked choke from Dennis
Hallman this past December, “The Bull” was outpointed by
Njokuani at UFC
145 in April. The Tristar Gym representative has finished seven
of his nine professional victories by knockout or technical