Bantamweight Yves Jabouin
will get to fight on home soil next time he enters the Octagon.
UFC officials Monday announced that Canada’s Jabouin will take on
Brazilian veteran Johnny
Eduardo as part of UFC
158 “St. Pierre vs. Diaz.” Topped by a welterweight title bout
between champion Georges St.
Pierre and challenger Nick Diaz, UFC
158 takes place at Bell Centre in Montreal.
Jabouin trains alongside GSP and co-main-eventer Rory
MacDonald at Montreal’s Tristar Gym. Against Eduardo, the
33-year-old “Tiger” will look to rebound from a first-round
knockout at the hands of Brad
Pickett last September. The loss snapped a three-fight winning
streak for Jabouin, who had earned consecutive decision victories
Watson and Jeff
A member of Rio de Janeiro’s acclaimed Nova Uniao camp, Eduardo has
gone 1-1 in his first two UFC outings. After a decision loss to
Assuncao in 2011, Eduardo managed only one fight in 2012, a May
outpointing of Jeff Curran.