WEC light heavyweight champion Steve Cantwell will take on former WEC 205-pound champion and Marine Brian Stann at UFC Fight Night 16 “UFC Fights for the Troops” on December 10th at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, according to MMA Weekly.
The news comes just one day after the WEC announced that it would be dropping the middleweight and light heavyweight divisions after their December 3rd event.
The matchup will be the fighter’s third encounter. Stann knocked Cantwell out just 41-seconds into their first meeting but Cantwell exacted his revenge in their first rematch, handing Stann his first loss via second-round TKO at WEC 35 in June to claim the light heavyweight title.
UFC Fight Night 16, which will air live on Spike TV, is also currently slated to feature Josh Koscheck vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida, Mike Swick vs. Jonathan Goulet, Matt Wiman vs. Frank Edgar, Corey Hill vs. Dale Hartt, Ben Saunders vs. Brandon Wolff, Eddie Sanchez vs. Justin McCully, Liugi Fioravanti vs. Brodie Farber, Steve Bruno vs. Luke Cummo, and Nate Loughran vs. Tim Credeur.