Hard-hitting lightweight Jeremy
Stephens has answered the call, stepping in for an injured
Edwards to meet Donald
UFC on Fuel TV 3.
Sherdog.com confirmed the change with a source close to the bout on
Tuesday evening. MMAJunkie.com first reported the development.
Headlined by a pivotal featherweight attraction between rising
Poirier and Chan Sung
Jung, the May 15 event takes place at the Patriot Center in
Stephens (Pictured), 25, is known for his punching power, posting
14 of his 20 career wins by knockout. The “Lil’ Heathen” has
compiled a 7-6 Octagon record since debuting with the promotion in
2007, dropping a split decision to Anthony
Pettis in his last UFC appearance this past October. The defeat
ended a two-fight winning streak for the Iowan, who owns notable
victories over Cole Miller,
Anjos, Sam Stout and
Formerly a staple of World Extreme Cagefighting, Cerrone has fared
well in the Octagon since joining the UFC one year ago. “Cowboy”
recently saw a six-fight winning streak snapped when he was bested
Diaz at UFC 141, falling via unanimous decision on Dec. 30. A
former WEC title challenger, the Jackson’s MMA representative owns
13 of his 17 career victories by submission.