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It didn’t take Joe Silva long to find a replacement for the injured Josh Koscheck.
According to MMAJunkie.com, Jay Hieron will step in for the injured Koscheck and take on Jake Ellenberger at UFC 151.
The former IFL and Bellator star is considered one of the top welterweights not in the UFC, well that has changed and he will have the opportunity to prove himself inside the octagon 7 years later.
Hieron fought in the organization twice, going 0-2. He lost to current welterweight kingpin, Georges St-Pierre in his first fight and Jonathan Goulet a year later. Since being cut from the UFC back in 2005, the Xtreme Couture fighter has gone an impressive 16-3.
Among those 16 victories, one of them is a unanimous decision win over Jake Ellenberger at IFL: Championship 2006.
UFC 151 is set to go down on September 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be headlined by a light heavyweight championship fight between champ Jon Jones and challenger Dan Henderson.
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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...
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...
Josh Koscheck has withdrawn from his much-anticipated welterweight showdown against Jake Ellenberger at UFC 151. It was announced on Fuel TV’s UFC Tonight that Koscheck has a bulging disc in his back and will not be able to compete as scheduled.
The Koscheck-Ellenberger fight was set to be the co-headliner for UFC 151 on September 1st, underneath the Jon Jones-Dan Henderson showdown...
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...
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...
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...
Josh Koscheck has been forced to remove himself from his scheduled UFC 151 co-main event matchup with Jake Ellenberger due to a bulging disc in his back.