Jay Hieron returns to UFC after 7 years, faces Ellenberger

by Steven Marrocco and Dann Stupp | source: mmajunkie.com

Seven years after his most recent trip to the octagon, Jay Hieron is returning to the UFC.

Hieron has agreed to replace injured Josh Koscheck and now will meet fellow welterweight Jake Ellenberger  at UFC 151.

Hieron currently is on an 11-1 run, and the lone defeat came via split decision to Bellator champion Ben Askren in an October title fight. The former NCAA Division I wrestler and IFL champion fought twice in the UFC; he suffered a TKO loss to now-champ Georges St-Pierre in 2004 at UFC 46, and a cut prompted a defeat to Jonathan Goulet at UFC Fight Night 2 a year later.

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FearTheClown site profile image  

8/27/12 5:27 PM by FearTheClown

Greg Jackson told me to post it!

the geek site profile image  

8/26/12 9:00 PM by the geek

hahahaha I thought the same thing "damns back?"...

D241 site profile image  

8/26/12 8:57 PM by D241

 Oh DAMN YOU FearTheClown!! First you make my heart skip a beat seeing a red Damn Severn topic on the first page making me think for a split second he returned... now I see you jinxed this thing! It wasn't UFC, Jon Jones, or Dan Henderson's fault, it was FearTheClown!

FearTheClown site profile image  

8/26/12 8:45 PM by FearTheClown

...or they could just cancel the event...

HenryO site profile image  

8/9/12 3:24 PM by HenryO

Nice replacement, but man that 151 card is pretty weak. They havent really ever given Jones main event fights good cards other then against MAchida.

Son of Neckbone site profile image  

8/9/12 3:01 PM by Son of Neckbone

Heiron is sounding like a feederfish in this fight. The odds are likely going to be long on this one, I'd imagine 5:1 or so.

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8/9/12 9:59 AM by Ozzimandias


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8/9/12 6:39 AM by cripplersc

Heroine vs GSP 2

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8/9/12 6:39 AM by cripplersc


Adam Hunter site profile image  

8/9/12 4:56 AM by Adam Hunter

 This should be a great fight. Hieron has underrated wrestling--Askren had trouble with him.