UFC 137 Fight Card: Donald Cerrone Fills In For Injured Sam Stout Against Dennis Siver

For the second time in seven months, UFC lightweight Donald Cerrone (16-3) will fill a spot vacated by Canadian striker Sam Stout. According to ESPN's Brett Okamoto, the former-WEC contender has agreed to fight Dennis Siver (19-7) at UFC 137.

Stout withdrew from the planned bout earlier Monday afternoon for undisclosed reasons, though many have speculated that the recent death of trainer of brother-in-law Shawn Tompkins was an overriding factor. UFC officials have confirmed the official change to the card.

A 28-year-old kickboxing specialist out of Greg Jackson's camp, Cerrone was widely regarded as one of the most exciting fighters within the WEC's now-defunct lightweight division. Suffice to say, that style carried over into the UFC. Already with three fights under his belt this year, "Cowboy" quickly established himself as a threat in the 155 pound division with dominating victories over Paul Kelly, Vagner Rocha, and Charles Oliveira. The latter performance earned Cerrone "Knockout of the Night" honors on the main card of UFC on Versus 5.

Across the cage, Siver looks to blaze his own title trail after notching victories in seven of his first eight UFC appearances. The 32-year-old German striker was last seen at UFC 132, where he bested Matt Wiman via unanimous decision.

UFC 137 is headlined by a title unification match between UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre and Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz. The event is scheduled for October 29th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.