"The Filipino Phenom" will have to wait to follow up on his scintillating UFC 145 win over Mark Hominick.
While Eddie Yagin was scheduled to fight Dennis Siver at December's UFC on FOX 5
event, according to his manager, the 33-year-old Hawaiian
will no longer be able to compete at the event.
Iridium Sports Agency's Jason House today confirmed with MMA Fighting
that Yagin is currently hospitalized due to an apparent brain injury
suffered in a weekend sparring session.
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A featherweight bout intended for the canceled UFC 151 card will instead take place at UFC on FOX 5, as Dennis Siver meets Eddie Yagin.
Additionally, "The Ultimate Fighter: Live" winner Mike Chiesa meets Rafaello Oliveira in a lightweight contest.
UFC officials today announced the two new contests, as well as confirming the John Albert vs. Scott Jorgensen bantamweight fight reported earlier today by MMAjunkie.com. All three bouts are expected to take place on the evening's preliminary car read news >>
UFC featherweight fighter Eddie Yagin has been forced out of his scheduled bout with Dennis Siver at UFC on Fox 5 due to a serious injury that has landed him in the hospital with swelling around his brain. read news >>
Nam Phan steps in to replace injured Eddie Yagin against Dennis Siver at UFC on Fox 5. read news >>
Veteran competitor Nam Phan has stepped up to replace the injured Eddie Yagin at UFC on Fox 5 and will face German talent Dennis Siver at the Dec. 8 event. read news >>
A day after losing his opponent for UFC on FOX 5, Dennis Siver has his replacement.
Nam Phan will step in for the injured Eddie Yagin to meet Siver at next month's event. Phan-Siver is expected to be part of the preliminary card. UFC officials on Wednesday announced the switch.
UFC on FOX 5 takes place Dec. 8 at KeyArena in Seattle and features a main event lightweight title fight between champion Benson Henderson and top contender Nate Diaz.
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Featherweight veteran Eddie Yagin has been hospitalized and will not fight Dennis Siver as expected at UFC on Fox 5. read news >>
An injury has forced Clay Guida out of next month's UFC on FOX 7 event and his preliminary-card bout with Chad Mendes. read news >>
Nam Phan likes how he matches up with Dennis Siver on the ground, but admits he might have to knock him down to get the fight there. read news >>
"The Ultimate Fighter 15" winner Michael Chiesa will need a new opponent for his first post-"TUF" bout.
Lightweight opponent Rafaello Oliveira suffered a broken hand in training and has pulled out of their scheduled UFC on FOX 5 meeting.
Oliveira and Chiesa tweeted news of the injury, though UFC officials haven't formally removed it from the December card.
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The UFC 151 fight card featuring Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson has reportedly added a featherweight bout pitting Dennis Siver against Eddie Yagin.
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