Sam Stout aims to snap a losing streak on Canadian soil this summer. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Ultimate Fighting Championship officials Tuesday announced that Canadian lightweights Sam Stout and Shane Campbell will compete in separate bouts at August’s UFC Fight Night in Saskatchewan.
Stout will take on Frankie Perez, while Campbell will tangle with Elias Silverio. UFC Fight Night “Holloway vs. Oliveira” takes place Aug. 23 at SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, headlined by a featherweight duel between Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira.
Stout, who will step into the Octagon for the 20th time, has amassed seven post-fight bonuses in his UFC career. “Hands of Stone” is aiming to turn his luck around after being knocked by Ross Pearson and K.J. Noons out in back-to-back bouts. Standing in his way will be submission specialist Perez of New Jersey.
British Columbia’s Campbell is also coming off a loss, having been stopped by John Makdessi in his UFC debut at UFC 186. His opponent, Brazil’s Silverio, had won three in a row before suffering a first-round stoppage to Rashid Magomedov in December.