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After Losing Two Bouts, UFC 135 Includes “Yagin VS. Assuncao” Match

Written on September 03, 2011 by Lulu

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After scrapping two matches, UFC 135: Jones vs Rampage now includes "Yagin vs. Assuncao"!

UFC announced on Wednesday night that two bouts included : Jones vs. Rampage were scrapped. The said matches are the featherweight showdown between and , and the bantamweight clash pitting Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto vs . The fighters bowed out from the upcoming tournament due to the injuries. However, one match was added to the event: A face-off between the returning UFC veteran – – and the newest fighter of UFC, .

It is almost four years since the last time Junior Assuncao steps in the Octagon. He went 7-1 since, including victories from his six most recent bouts. On the other hand, Eddie Yagin – who have a career stats of 15-4-1 – also gone 7-1 in his recent bouts. After defeating former Bellator champion, Joe Soto, at Tachi Palace Fights 10 in August, he finally earned his shot in the UFC after more than a decade of fighting professionally.

The two fighters will likely be in the preliminary fight card of UFC 135 that will take place on Denver on September 24.

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