Report: Edson Barboza vs. Jeremy Stephens in the Works for Oct. 3 UFC Event

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Ultimate Fighting Championship
is in the process of adding a
featherweight banger to its Oct. 3 card.

According to a report from
on Friday, Edson
(20-9) will be locking horns with Jeremy
(28-18, 1 NC) in the featherweight division. Although
the fight has not yet been signed, the two are in consideration for
a bout at the
Oct. 3 UFC Fight Night
event, which does not currently have a
disclosed location.

Barboza dropped down to the featherweight division in May, where he
lost a contentious split decision to Dan Ige to
extend his losing skid to three. Dating back the last three years,
the Brazilian has won just once – albeit in a
“Beatdown of the Year”-winning performance
over Dan Hooker
while losing five. Although his defeat to Justin
cannot be questioned, his two unsuccessful split
verdicts to Paul Felder
and the aforementioned Ige had
media members
scoring both in
overwhelming majority
in favor of Barboza.

“Lil’ Heathen” is riding an even lengthier winless streak, losing
four with a no contest placed between the losses dating back the
last two years. In that stretch, Stephens has been knocked out by
and Calvin
, while Zabit
and Yair
captured decisions over him. Tallying up these
unsuccessful outings, Stephens set and extended the record for the
most losses inside the Octagon with 17. Despite this dubious
distinction, Stephens has recorded wins throughout his lengthy
career over Josh Emmett,
, Gilbert
and Rafael dos
, to name a few.

The UFC Fight Night event on Oct. 3 does not currently have a
location scheduled, although it will be headlined by a rescheduled
bantamweight showdown between Holly Holm
and Irene
. Also on the card, Germaine
de Randamie
squares off with Juliana Pena, while heavyweights
Yorgan De
and Carlos
look to both bounce back from their first career defeats
against one another.

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