Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 10/17/14
Ask and you shall receive. Shortly after requesting to replace fellow Asian fighter Eddie Yagin in his December 8th scrap against Dennis Siver, the UFC has granted featherweight Nam Phan his wish. “if 1 azn brother falls than another must take his spot. Who wants 2 c me fight Dennis Siver? tweet 2 @ufc & @danawhite lol : ) ,” Phan tweeted to the powers that be. It has been reported Yagin was forced to pull out of the contest after suffering a head injury during a recent practice session. Phan will be entering his sixth big league bout. The likeable Vietnamese-American is looking to build off August’s split decision victory over Cole Miller. Siver, meanwhile, has won five of his past six bouts. The German most recently posted a decision win over Diego Nunes in his featherweight debut. The 145-pounders will appear in the card’s prelims, which airs live on FUEL TV at 5PM ET/2PM PT. FOX broadcasts the four featured fights live beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT. UFC on FOX 5 takes place inside Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. Here is the show’s revised agenda: Preliminary Card: (FUEL TV 5PM ET/2PM PT) Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo Michael Chiesa vs. Marcus LeVesseur Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez Bryan Caraway vs. Mike Easton John Cholish vs. Yves Edwards Dennis Siver vs. Nam Phan Joe Proctor vs. Ramsey Nijem Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub Main Card: (FOX 8PM ET/5PM PT) Matt Brown vs. Mike Swick BJ Penn vs. Rory MacDonald Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Alexander Gustafsson Nate Diaz vs. Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight champion)
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