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The news broke Tuesday evening that an injury had forced Josh Koscheck out of his scheduled co-main event fight against Jake Ellenberger at UFC 151. It didn’t take UFC match-makers to fill that void as they announced today that Jay Hieron will make his return to the octagon.
The veteran Hieron (23-5) fought twice in the UFC back in 2004-2005. He has won eleven of his past twelve bouts including capturing the Bellator season 4 welterweight tournament in 2011. During the tournament run Hieron defeated Anthony Lapsley, Brent Weedman and Rick Hawn. Hieron most recently competed at Legacy Fighting Championship 12 in July where he defeated Romario Manoel da Silva by second round submission.
UFC 151 takes place on September 1st from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The fight card is headlined by UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defending his title against Dan Henderson.
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The injury bug hits the co-main event of UFC 151 as Josh Koscheck has been forced to withdraw due to a bulging disk in his back. Koscheck was scheduled to face Jake Ellenberger in a key welterweight bout.
The unfortunate news was initially reported on UFC Tonight which airs on FUEL TV. There is no news yet on a possible replacement opponent for Ellenberger.
UFC 151 takes place on...
According to “UFC Tonight”, Josh Koscheck has suffered a bulging disc in his back and is out of his fight with Jake Ellenberger at UFC 151.
The two welterweights were set to meet in the co-main event on September 1st. At this time, no replacement opponent has been announced for Ellenberger.
UFC 151 takes place September 1st at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada and is headlined...
On Tuesday’s edition of FUEL TV’s UFC Tonight, it was announced a bulging disc in Josh Koscheck’s (Pictured) back will force the wrestler out of his critical UFC 151 fight against Jake Ellenberger.
The welterweights were slated to co-headline the pay-per-view broadcast. No word on who will step in to replace Kos on September 1st.
Koscheck was looking to make one final run at...
Just a day after Josh Koscheck was forced out of his UFC 151 co-main event slot versus Jake Ellenberger, the UFC has found a replacement in former UFC fighter, Jay Hieron. Hieron went 0-2 inside the Octagon and last competed in the UFC in 2005, losing via cut stoppage to Jonathan Goulet in one of the bloodiest fights in UFC history. In his promotional debut at UFC 48, Hieron lost...