UFC newcomer Razak Al-Hussan (5-0) is likely to meet Steve Cantwell (6-1) at UFC Fight Night 16 on December 10th in North Carolina, according to MMA Junkie.
Cantwell was originally booked to rematch Marine veteran and former WEC champion Brian Stann at the “UFC Fight for the Troops” event, but Stann was recently forced to withdraw from the bout due to a broken foot. Now, it appears Cantwell may remain on the card after all to battle the undefeated newcomer Al-Hussan at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville.
After losing his first encounter with Stann in just 41-seconds, Cantwell has strung together three-straight wins, including winning the WEC 205-pound championship with a second-round TKO of Stann in their most recent meeting in August.
Hussan, who has been fighting professionally for less than two years, has won all five of his professional bouts dating back to February 2007. He was last in action in September, defeating Andrew Force via submission just 45-seconds into their bout at Extreme Challenge 107.