Found August 08, 2012 on
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 to Georges St. Pierre by first-round TKO. Since his UFC release, Hieron has fought for various MMA organizations including Strikeforce, Bellator and IFL. He has won eleven of his last twelve fights, with the lone loss being a controversial split decision loss to Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren. Last month, Hieron fought for Texas-based promotion Legacy Fighting Championship defeating Romario Manoel da Silva by second-round technical submission. Hieron and Ellenberger are actually familiar foes with Hieron picking up a unanimous decision victory over Ellenberger back in 2006 during their IFL days. Now Ellenberger will have a chance at revenge, while Hieron looks to make a statement in the UFC’s crowded welterweight division. UFC 151 takes place September 1st at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada and is headlined by a UFC light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Dan Henderson.

Josh Koscheck injured, out of UFC 151 co-main against Jake Ellenberger

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...

Josh Koscheck injured; out of bout with Jake Ellenberger at UFC 151

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 Out of UFC 151 Fight Against Jake Ellenberger

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...

Jake Ellenberger Welcomes Jay Hieron Back to Octagon at UFC 151

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...

Jay Hieron returns to replace injured Josh Koscheck at UFC 151

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...
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