Stout vs Siver, Vera vs Marshall Booked For UFC 137Two more fights have been announced for UFC 137 on October 29th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Lightweight Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout will face fellow striker Dennis Siver in one bout, while Brandon “The Truth” Vera takes on Eliot “The Fire” Marshall at 205. Both matchups were made official today. first reported on the Stout-Siver bout, which could potentially determine a future title contender in the lightweight division. Both fighters are currently on winning streaks. Vera returns to the UFC against Marshall after being cut following his now-overturned loss to Thiago Silva.

Both Stout (17-6-1) and Siver (19-7-0) bring impressive kickboxing pedigrees into the lightweight bout. Stout is coming off of a one-punch knockout of veteran Yves Edwards, while Siver most recently earned a contentious decision win over Matt Wiman and has won four straight fights. Both fighters are known more for their precision striking than for their power, but they have combined for 14 knockouts to date. Siver has also racked up nine submission wins, however, and could look to surprise Stout by taking the fight to the mat.

The battle between Vera (11-5-0, 1 NC) and Marshall (10-3-0) will almost certainly serve as a Loser Leaves Town match. Both fighters have already been cut from the UFC once, and Marshall was quickly defeated in his Octagon return in March. For Vera, the fight is a second chance after he was dropped from the UFC roster after losing three straight fights. His most recent loss, a New Year’s Day decision defeat to Thiago Silva, was overturned after Silva falsified his urine test and Vera was brought back to the UFC as a result.

UFC 137 takes place on October 29th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be headlined by a UFC Welterweight Championship bout between Georges “Rush” St. Pierre and Nick Diaz.


UFC 137 Fight Card (to date; subject to change):

– Georges “Rush” St. Pierre vs Nick Diaz [UFC Welterweight Championship]
– “The Natural Born Killer” Carlos Condit vs “The Prodigy” B.J. Penn
– Matt Mitrione vs Cheick Kongo
– Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipović vs Roy “Big Country” Nelson
– Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout vs Dennis Siver
– Hatsu Hioki vs George Roop
– Brandon “The Truth” Vera vs Eliot “The Fire” Marshall



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