Caros Fodor is the latest fighter to leave Strikeforce, and will be welcomed to the UFC by Sam Stout at the company’s February Pay-Per-View, UFC officials confirmed on Friday.
Fodor and Stout will face each other at UFC 157 in Anaheim, Calif., on Feb. 23 in a lightweight match-up.
Fodor (7-2) last fought at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey in March, when he lost to Pat Healy by submission in the third round of their contest. The loss to Healy brought a stop to Fodor’s six-fight win streak, which was mounted all under the Strikeforce banner.
Stout (18-8) is veteran of the UFC’s lightweight ranks since 2006. He last saw action at UFC 154 in November, when he dropped a unanimous decision to John Makdessi.
The announcement that Fodor will transition to the UFC comes on the same day it was reported fellow Strikeforce fighter Bobby Voelker will make his debut at UFC 158. Both announcements came just a day after Strikeforce confirmed their last show on Showtime will be the Jan. 12 card that takes place in Oklahoma City, Okla.
UFC 157 is headlined by the first-ever UFC women’s title fight between champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Liz Carmouche. The card also features a co-main event between former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Dan Henderson and former UFC 205-pound champ Lyoto Machida.
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