An interesting featherweight match-up has been officially added to the UFC’s Memorial Day fight card. Jeremy Stephens will be dropping down to featherweight to face the debuting Estevan Payan. UFC officials announced the match-up early Wednesday.
Stephens will be moving down to featherweight after dropping his last three fights as a lightweight. Losses to Yves Edwards, Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis mean ‘Lil Heathen’ will likely be fighting for his job at UFC 160, even if he is in an entirely new division.
Estevan Payan is riding a seven-fight win streak that includes wins in Strikeforce, and Rage in the Cage. He is 2-0 in Strikeforce and will be making his UFC debut on the heels of a TKO win over Mike Bravo at the final Strikeforce event.
UFC 160 takes play on May 25 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.