The middleweight winner of the first season of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter” has verbally agreed to face Joe Stevenson at UFC 95 on Feb. 21 at the O2 Arena in London, according to a source close to the New Mexico native. Bout agreements have yet to be signed, however, said the source. [Sherdog]
Joe “Daddy Stevenson has become the UFC’s lightweight litmus test. With a win over over Stevenson you are in contention for a title shot. With a loss you fall down and fight the UFC’s “Blue Collor” fighters, such as Clay Guida, Tyson Griffin or Kurt Pellegrino.