Following the cancellation of their bout in October, Jeremy Stephens and Yves Edwards will get the chance to mix it up after all.
The two lightweights have agreed to meet at UFC on Fox 5 on Dec 8 after Edwards original opponent John Cholish was forced off the card for undisclosed reasons.
Stephens steps in to replace him and face Edwards on the upcoming show in Seattle according to the fighter’s manager at EVO Agents as confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Friday.
Stephens and Edwards were scheduled to face off in October, but an old outstanding warrant came to light early morning on fight day with authorities taking Stephens into custody.
Stephens was arrested and despite the best efforts of UFC President Dana White to get the fighter released in time to compete, the authorities between Minnesota and Iowa, where the warrant originated from, didn’t set bail in time and the fight eventually had to be cancelled.
Days later Stephens was finally released and allowed to travel back to San Diego while waiting the chance to defend himself against the assault charges pending in his home state of Iowa.
Until then however, Stephens will get the chance to redeem himself in the Octagon with the fight he was supposed to have back in October.
Stephens faces Yves Edwards in a bout between two strikers both looking to etch another victory on their UFC resumes.
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