The UFC added even more depth to the already-incredible UFC 136 card, matching up hard-hitter Jeremy Stephens with former WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. The tilt joins two title fights and a plethora of other top matchups on the October 8th card in Houston. UFC.com has it:
Two of the most exciting fighters in the lightweight division will face off as verbal agreements are in for Jeremy "Little Heathen" Stephens VS Anthony "Showtime" Pettis at UFC 136, UFC president Dana White confirmed today.
Pettis is coming off a loss in his first UFC fight against Clay Guida. Originally he was supposed to get a UFC lightweight title shot in his UFC debut, but the draw between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard at UFC 125 in January muddied the title waters in the division and Pettis was given a fight with Guida instead. The loss was a huge setback for him, but he'll try to get back into contention with a win over Stephens. Jeremy has won four out his last five fights and a win over Pettis would lift him into the upper echelon of the division.