A bantamweight bout between Yves Jabouin (18-8 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and Johnny Eduardo (26-9 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is the latest addition to March’s UFC 158 event.
UFC officials today announced the bout.
Featuring a welterweight title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and former Strikeforce titleholder Nick Diaz, UFC 158 takes place March 16 at Montreal’s Bell Centre. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.
Jabouin vs. Eduardo likely will be part of the prelims.
For Haitian-Canadian fighter Jabouin, it’s his first UFC fight in his current hometown, and he’ll look to the Montreal crowd for motivation to get back in the win column. The Tristar Gym fighter and former WEC fighter had won three straight fights and entered the title picture before a recent knockout loss to Brad Pickett at UFC on FUEL TV 5 in September.
He now takes on Eduardo, a 17-year Brazilian vet who made his long-awaited UFC debut in 2011. However, he snapped an 11-fight win streak with a decision loss to Raphael Assuncao. However, after an injury layoff, he rebounded this past May with a decision victory over Jeff Curran.
The latest UFC 158 card includes:
- Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz – for welterweight title
- Jake Ellenberger vs. Johny Hendricks
- Carlos Condit vs. Rory MacDonald
- Chris Camozzi vs. Nick Ring
- Jordan Mein vs. Dan Miller
- Daron Cruickshank vs. John Makdessi
- Patrick Cote vs. Bobby Voelker
- Johnny Eduardo vs. Yves Jabouin