A veteran of 26 Octagon appearances, Stephens enters the matchup
riding a two-fight winning streak. “Lil Heathen” is coming off a
second-round technical knockout of Doo Ho Choi
in the UFC Fight Night 124 headliner this past Sunday. Prior to
that, he outpointed former Strikeforce champ Gilbert
Melendez at UFC 215.
Emmett, meanwhile, has been victorious in four of his five Octagon
appearances. The Team Alpha Male product established himself as a
person of interest in the division with a first-round knockout of
former title challenger Ricardo
Lamas at UFC on Fox 26. However, Emmett did not make weight for
the short notice bout.