Stephen Thompson will attempt to rebound from his first professional defeat when he takes on Besam Yousef at UFC 154 this November. The fight was announced on UFC Tonight Tuesday evening.
Thompson (6-1) was handed a decision loss by Matt Brownt his past April. He entered the UFC with an outstanding career record in kickboxing and MMA, dropping Dan Stittgen with a head kick in early 2012.
Yousef (6-1) was also deal his first career loss earlier this year by Simeon Thoresen in his UFC debut. Thoresen locked in a rear-naked choke and submitted Yousef, who had earned three career submission wins in regional fights.
UFC 154 is set for November 17 from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The main event is expected to feature Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit unifying the UFC welterweight titles.