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According to MMAJunkie, Jake Ellenberger (Pictured) will welcome Jay Hieron back to the big leagues at “UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson.”
Ellenberger was slated to co-headline the pay-per-view broadcast opposite Josh Koscheck, but Kos was forced to withdraw from the September 1st scrap on Monday with a herniated disc in his back. It is believed the new matchup will still serve as the show’s co-featured attraction.
“The Juggernaut” was upset by Martin Kampmann in his last outing. Ellenberger had rattled off six consecutive victories prior to coming into contact with Kampmann’s knee.
Hieron will be riding an 11-1 run into the Octagon. The veteran’s lone blemish during his current streak came via split decision to Bellator champ Ben Askren last October. The 36-year-old lost both of his bouts under the UFC’s watch, with his last appearance coming in October of 2005.
Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada headlines the festivities.
Here is the card’s updated roster:
John Lineker vs. Yasuhiro **********
Henry Martinez vs. Daron Cruickshank
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Jeff Hougland
Shane Roller vs. Jacob Volkmann
Thiago Tavares vs. Dennis Hallman
Kyle Noke vs. Charlie Brenneman
Dennis Siver vs. Eddie Yagin
Danny Castillo vs. Michael Johnson
Jake Ellenberger vs. Jay Hieron
Dan Henderson vs. Jon Jones (UFC light heavyweight champion)
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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...
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...
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...
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...