Who would have thought that the third bout in the Sam Stout vs. Spencer Fisher trilogy would be decided by wrestling?
The first six rounds between these two took place primarily on the feet, but the rubber match went everywhere and the takedowns from Stout ended up being the deciding factor.
What We’ll Remember About This Fight
This could be the final appearance for Fisher inside the cage, and there wasn’t a better opponent for him if this is indeed his final bout.
The trilogy with Stout is one of the best in the history of MMA, and even though Fisher came out on the losing end, he still showed he has some serious skills tonight.
What We Learned About Sam Stout
Sam Stout is no longer just a striker.
The standup between Stout and Fisher was extremely close for the entire fight, but Stout’s ability to get the fight to the ground whenever he felt like it made a huge difference in the outcome of the bout.
What We Learned About Spencer Fisher
It’s been a long, tough career for Spencer Fisher, and he showed he still has plenty of fights left in him if he feels like he wants to continue in MMA.
Fisher got the better of a tough striker in Stout numerous times on the feet, and his defense on the mat was excellent as well, but in the end, he just didn’t do enough to earn the decision.
What’s Next for Sam Stout
After rebounding from a controversial decision loss to Thiago Tavares in his last fight, Stout is back in the winner’s circle and will be looking to continue his streak of exciting fights in his next bout.
The UFC seems to love matching Stout up against fellow strikers, and with UFC 152 set to go down in Stout’s native Canada, a fight against someone like Takanori Gomi would be awesome.
What’s Next for Spencer Fisher
Hopefully, Fisher gets one more chance in the UFC, but now that he’s lost five of his last six fights, that seems unlikely.
If Fisher gets another fight, someone like Yves Edwards would be a nice final fight for “The King.”