Samuel "Hands of Stone" James Stout (born April 23, 1984) is a professional mixed martial artist from London, Ontario, Canada. He is currently fighting in Ultimate Fighting Championship.A UFC fighter, Stout made his debut at lightweight at UFC 58: USA vs. Canada. Although Stout was originally scheduled to face Kenny Florian at UFC 58, Florian withdraw from the bout due to a back injury.
On short notice, Spencer Fisher - of the prestigious Miletich Fighting Systems camp - agreed to substitute for the injured Florian. Stout and Fisher fought a three-round bout at UFC 58 with Stout winning the split decision. Although the bout was not aired on the pay-per-view broadcast, the fight has subsequently been shown on episodes of UFC Unleashed.
Stout succumbed to a rear naked choke submission at the hands of Kenny Florian during The Ultimate Fighter 3 finale on June 24, 2006. Following his loss to Kenny Florian, Stout beat Jay Estrada by armbar, avenging his first professional loss. In February 2007, Stout defeated Brazilian submission grappler Fabio Holanda to defend his TKO World Lightweight Championship.
In Stout's return to the UFC at UFC Fight Night 10, he was defeated by Spencer Fisher via unanimous decision. Later, at UFC 80, he defeated Per Eklund from Sweden, by unanimous decision. In his latest fight he lost by split decision to Rich Clementi at UFC 83 in Montreal, Canada. The scores were 29-27 Clementi, 29-28 Stout, and 29-28 Clementi. Clementi had a strong first round but Sam outstruck him in the second and third rounds.
At UFC 89, Sam Stout was defeated by Terry Etim via unanimous decision.Combining precise kicks with fast hands and a precise jab, Etim controlled Stout through the duration of the fight, only having to fend off sporadic and often desperate bursts from the Canadian in reply.