Featherweight veteran Eddie Yagin has been hospitalized and will not fight Dennis Siver as expected at UFC on Fox 5.

Sherdog.com confirmed the news with Yagin’s manager, Jason House, on Tuesday. According to House -- who recently spoke to Yagin’s family -- the featherweight has blood around his brain that is causing swelling. However, House relayed that the swelling is expected to subside on its own without Yagin needing surgery. MMAWeekly.com first reported Yagin’s injury and withdrawal on Tuesday morning. The UFC has made no official announcement on the matter as of yet.

House says that Yagin felt ill upon returning home from a routine practice this weekend, though the former Tachi Palace Fights champion did not sustain a knockout during his session. When his condition did not improve, Yagin decided to go to the emergency room.

UFC on Fox 5 takes place Dec. 8 at KeyArena in Seattle. The evening’s main card airs live on Fox’s flagship network and is topped by an anticipated lightweight title match pitting reigning champion Benson Henderson against No. 1 contender Nate Diaz.

Yagin, 33, has won three of his last four fights. “The Filipino Phenom” joined the UFC on the heels of his title-winning performance over onetime Bellator champ Joe Soto at TPF 10 last year. The native Hawaiian made his Octagon debut in September 2011, dropping a unanimous decision to Junior Assuncao. However, Yagin rebounded from that setback this past April, when he snatched a split verdict from former featherweight title challenger Mark Hominick at UFC 145.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 207's Alex Garcia wants 'TUF' season between native Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico

  • 24 days ago
  • 4 views

As he prepares to face veteran Mike Pyle at UFC 207, welterweight Alex Garcia still hopes to one day have a UFC event in his native Dominican Republic. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Brooklyn's own Phillipe Nover booked for UFC 208 home fight vs. Rick Glenn

  • 25 days ago
  • 3 views

Veteran featherweight Phillipe Nover finally will get a chance to fight in New York – and he’ll do it in his Brooklyn backyard.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Broadcast veteran Todd Grisham joins commentary desk for UFC Fight Night 103

  • 18 days ago
  • 7 views

Todd Grisham will join the commentary desk for next week’s FS1-televised UFC Fight Night 103, the veteran on-air personality today told MMAjunkie.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Forget mainstream media – Phil Baroni rips MMA media, backs Ronda Rousey

  • 15 days ago
  • 112 views

UFC veteran Phil Baroni scoffs when he hears fans who want Ronda Rousey to explain herself to the MMA media.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Brad Pickett Lands Retirement Bout at UFC London | MMAWeekly.com

  • 11 days ago
  • 4 views

Veteran slugger Brad "One Punch" Pickett has landed a retirement fight on his home turf at UFC London. read news >>

The First … and Last … Time Peggy Morgan Cried After a Fight | MMAWeekly.com

  • 8 days ago
  • 20 views

UFC and Invicta FC veteran Peggy Morgan walks us down her road to retirement. read news >>

Bobby Nash replaces Yancy Medeiros, meets Li Jingliang at UFC on FOX 23

  • 20 days ago
  • 9 views

UFC newcomer Bobby Nash has replaced Yancy Medeiros and is slated to meet fellow welterweight Li Jingliang at UFC on FOX 23.Filed under: News read news >>

Henrique da Silva vs. Johnson, Caceres vs. Knight added to UFC on FOX 23

  • 11 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC on FOX 23’s fight card is quickly filling with the addition of two new bouts.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC on FOX 23 loses Hector Lombard vs. Brad Tavares, adds Alessio Di Chirico vs. Eric Spicely

  • 11 days ago
  • 3 views

A fight between UFC welterweights Hector Lombard and Brad Tavares has been scratched from UFC on FOX 23.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 103 Results: 5 Burning Questions Heading into UFC on Fox 23

  • 6 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC Fight Night 103 is in the books. The results are as follows, via Bleacher Report's Craig Amos: Main Card on Fox Sports 1 Yair Rodriguez def. BJ Penn, TKO (Round 2, 0:24) Joe Lauzon def. Marcin He read news >>