Montreal’s Jabouin faces Eduardo at UFC 158

A bantamweight bout between Montreal's Yves Jabouin and American Mike Easton has been added to UFC 174 in Vancouver, Sportsnet has learned. (Chris Young/CP)
January 7, 2013, 4:12 PM

Yet another Canadian has been added to the UFC’s next show in the Great White North.

The organization announced Monday that Montreal bantamweight Yves Jabouin (18-8) will fight in his hometown at UFC 158 on March 16 at the Bell Centre, taking on Brazilian Johnny Eduardo (26-9).

Three other fights involving Canadians were announced over the weekend, bringing the total to seven. UFC 158 is headlined by the welterweight title bout between Montreal’s Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz. Rory MacDonald, Patrick Cote, Jordan Mein, John Makdessi and Nick Ring are the other Canucks already announced as on the card.

Jabouin, 33, is coming off a loss to Brad Pickett in September, which snapped a three-fight win streak.

The 34-year-old Eduardo beat Jeff Curran in May after losing to Raphael Assuncao in his UFC debut in August 2011.


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