Jeremy StephensPromising UFC lightweights Jeremy Stephens (13-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Terry Etim (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) have agreed to meet at a UFC 84 event set for May 24.

A source close to Stephens told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that both fighters have agreed to the fight and were expected to sign bout agreements shortly.

UFC 84, which will feature a main event between UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn and former champ Sean Sherk, takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Stephens, a mere 21 years old, will look to build upon last month’s victory over Cole Miller. In one of the night’s top performances, Stephens took out “The Ultimate Fighter 5? stand-out with a second-round TKO.

Stephens made his UFC debut with a tough-fought loss to Din Thomas this past May. He then took a fight outside the organization and defeated Nick Walker via first-round TKO before returning to the UFC for a unanimous decision victory over Diego Saraiva at UFC 76 and the victory over Miller.

Etim, meanwhile, will return to the octagon for the first time since a unanimous-decision loss to Gleison Tibau at this past September’s UFC 75 event in London. Prior to the loss — the first of Etim’s career — the 22-year-old Brit made his UFC debut with a stunning comeback over Matt Grice at UFC 70. After getting beaten around for nearly the entire first round, Etim reversed his position and locked in a fight-ending guillotine choke. He earned a $30,000 Submission of the Night bonus for the performance.

Etim had been a rumored opponent for Sam Stout at UFC 80, but the January bout never panned out.

For the latest UFC 84 fight card, check out the UFC Rumors section of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

(MMAjunkie.com contributor “PhyteGuru” assisted with this report.)

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