Noons, 30, has lost three straight fights heading into his
sophomore UFC effort. The Strikeforce import made his Octagon debut
this past May at UFC 160, falling in a unanimous decision to the
Cerrone. Known for his striking skills, Noons holds eight of
his 11 career wins by knockout and has been stopped just twice in
18 pro outings.
Sotiropoulos, meanwhile, has done the majority of his damage on the
mat, earning eight victories by way of submission while collecting
just one knockout. Like Noons, the Australian rides a three-fight
skid into UFC 166, as he fell to Rafael dos
Anjos and Dennis Siver
in 2011 before suffering a third-round knockout at the hands of
Pearson this past December at UFC on FX 6.