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Jay Hieron Steps in for Josh Koscheck, Will Fight Jake Ellenberger at UFC 151

According to a report by, Jay Hieron has been signed to replace Josh Koscheck and meet Jake Ellenberger at UFC 151: Jones Vs. Henderson. The card takes place September 1 from Las Vegas.

Koscheck was pulled from the bout due to a bulging disc in his back. His return date is currently unknown.

Hieron (23-5) lost both of his UFC bouts, but is 11-1 in his last 12 fights. He was defeated by both Georges St-Pierre and Jonathan Goulet.

Ellenberger (27-6) is coming off a loss to Martin Kampmann. Hieron and Ellenberger competed once in 2006, with Hieron claiming a decision victory to hand Ellenberger his first career loss.

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