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UFC 89 Card Coming Together Nicely

Written by Tom Ngo
July 12th, 2008
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It was reported and confirmed early Saturday that Sam Stout will be taking on Terry Etim at UFC 89.  Stout’s Trainer, Shawn Tompkins, confirmed the fight on Saturday morning. UFC 89 will be taking place in Birmingham, England on October 18th. Also, it was reported yesterday that Marcus Davis has accepted an offer from the UFC to fight against England’s own, Paul Kelly, on the card.

“I don’t think (the fight with Kelly) is official yet,” Davis told MMAJunkie. “I haven’t received the contract to fight (Kelly) yet. But (the UFC) called to ask me, and I said yes, and I guess they asked him and he said yes.”

Tompkins told The Fight Network that Stout will be taking on Etim, and is prepared to get his career back on track. Stout suffered a tough Split Decision loss to Rich Clementi at UFC 83 in his last outting. Even though Stout is only 2-3 with the UFC, it was reported that he recently earned himself a four-fight contract extension with the MMA powerhouse.

It has been rumored that this will be a free UFC event, and will be airing via tape delay on Spike TV. The card will be headlined by a Welterweight clash of epic proportions, as Diego Sanchez and Thiago Alves will square off in a top contender bout. The main event of the night will feature Chris Leben against Britain’s most popular fighter, Michael Bisping.

Here are the other bouts that are Rumored to be on the card:

Paul Taylor vs. TBD
David Barron vs. TBD
Dan Hardy vs. TBD
Jess Liaudin vs. David Bielkheden
Terry Etim vs. Sam Stout
Marcus Davis vs. Paul Kelly
Diego Sanchez vs. Thiago Avles
Chris Leben vs. Michael Bisping

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