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UFC 142: Terry Etim vs. Edson Barboza, Sam Stout vs. Thiago Tavares

A pair of lightweight match-ups were announced for UFC 142 in Brazil today.

Fresh off his lightening quick submission victory over Edward Edward Faaloloto, Terry Etim will return to action against Edson Barboza.

“Get ready for fireworks as verbal agreements are in for a matchup featuring two of the best strikers in the lightweight division: Terry Etim takes on Edson Barboza at UFC 142,” said UFC president Dana White.

That will be a fun one.

Also announced was Sam Stout vs. Thiago Tavares.

A pair of fighters known for their exciting performances have verbally agreed to meet as Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout will take on Brazil’s Thiago Tavares. Both men are coming off of impressive finishes – Stout scored Knockout of the Night in the first round of UFC 131, while Tavares TKOd Spencer Fisher in the second at UFC Rio.

Stout was supposed to fight Dennis Siver at UFC 137, but Shawn Tompkins untimely death forced Stout to take some time before getting back in the Octagon.

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