Jay Hieron will replace the injured Josh Koscheck, facing Jake Ellenberger on the main card of UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thirty-six year old New Yorker is currently 23-5 in his Mixed Martial Arts career, with victories in Bellator, Strikeforce, and Affliction. Hieron has six KO/TKO and seven submission victories on his record, promising an exciting bout with Jake Ellenberger.
In his 4 appearances for Bellator, Hieron won the Season 4 Welterweight tournament, defeating Anthony Lapsley, Brent Weedman, and Rick Hawn. “The Thoroughbred” as unable to counter Ben Askren‘s wrestling at Bellator 56, losing 47-48, 48-47, 48-47 on judges’ scorecards. The “L” snapped Hieron’s 10-fight win streak.
UFC 151 will present a stacked line-up, co-headlined by the Featherweight encounter between Dennis Siver and Eddie Yagon. Hieron vs. Ellenberger is expected to fit in one of the top positions on the main card.
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