The Strikeforce guys are pouring into the UFC right now, and you can add lightweight Caros Fodor to the UFC roster. He will fight Canada's Sam Stout at UFC 157 on February 23rd according to Neil Davidson of the Canadian Press.
Sam (Hands of Stone) Stout (@sammyjstout) to welcome Strikeforce lightweight Caros (The Future) Fodor (@carosfodor) at #UFC 157 in Anaheim— Neil Davidson (@NeilMDavidson) December 21, 2012
Stout (18-8-1 MMA, 7-7 UFC) is coming off a loss to John Makdessi at UFC 154 in Montreal. He was outstruck and later complained that Makdessi was running from him. Consistency has been a huge issue for "Hands of Stone", as he's never won 3 in a row in his UFC career. What he lacks in consistent success he makes up for with crowd-pleasing performances, with 4 official FOTN awards.
Fodor (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) frequently fought on Strikeforce Challengers cards, but in his last two fights he upgraded to main SF shows. He started off with a violent KO of Justin Wilcox, but was submitted by Pat Healy in March of this year. He was scheduled to fight Josh Thomson in September, but the card was cancelled when Jon Jones failed to fight Pat Healy on short notice in place of Gilbert Melendez.
This is definitely a good, fun matchup featuring two guys known for entertaining fights. They'll likely be on the preliminary card of this PPV event, which is headlined by Ronda Rousey vs Liz Carmouche.