Eddie Yagin (photo courtesy of Tachi Palace Fights)

A featherweight bout is in the works for UFC 135 with Tachi Palace champion Eddie Yagin making his Octagon debut against the returning Junior Assuncao.

Sources close to the match-up confirmed the bout to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday with verbal agreements in place for the Sept fight.

Training alongside UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, former Tachi Palace champion Eddie Yagin makes his move over to the UFC fresh off his win over former Bellator champion Joe Soto.

Yagin submitted Soto at Tachi Palace Fights 10 earlier this month and now makes the shift to the UFC’s featherweight division where he brings a 15-4-1 record overall.

Facing Yagin in his UFC debut will be Junior Assuncao, who makes his return to the promotion, this time at 145lbs.

It will be almost 4 years to the day since Assuncao last stepped foot in the Octagon when he returns at UFC 135. During his previous tenure with the promotion, Assuncao went 1-2 through three fights, but has amassed a six fight win streak to earn his way back, plus he is now at his natural weight class in the featherweight division.

Assuncao joins his brother Raphael Assuncao who also fights in the UFC, and was just successful at last weekend’s UFC 134 event.

The bout between Yagin and Assuncao is expected to be part of the preliminary portion of the UFC 135 fight card that will likely air on Facebook.

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