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Joe Stevenson Drops To Featherweight To Fight Javier Vasquez at UFC on Versus 4

Following three straight losses in the UFC’s lightweight division, Joe Stevenson has decided to drop to the UFC’s shiny new featherweight division. The UFC announced the news earlier today, and added that Stevenson’s first fight at 145 would come against Javier Vasquez at UFC on Versus 4.

Fan favorite Joe Stevenson has agreed to take on WEC vet Javier Vazquez at UFC on Versus 4, an event expected to take place in late June. The bout will be Stevenson’s first at featherweight and Vazquez’ UFC debut. “These two submission experts will go at it,” said Dana White.

Stevenson joins former high-profile lightweights Kenny Florian and Tyson Griffin in their quest to capture UFC gold in the newly minted featherweight division. Who do you think will find the most success?

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