Jay Hieron Returns To UFC, Will Face Jake Ellenberger At UFC 151

Jay Hieron’s 11-1 run since leaving the UFC has given him another opportunity in the promotion.

MMAJunkie.com reported on Wednesday that Hieron has been signed to face Jake Ellenberger at UFC 151: Jones vs. Henderson. Josh Koscheck, the original opponent for Ellenberger, was forced out with a bulging disc in his back.

Hieron’s (23-5) lone loss in his last 12 fights came at the hands of Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren by decision. Many believed Hieron won the fight.

Earlier in his career, Hieron lost to Jonathan Goulet and Georges St-Pierre inside the Octagon.

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UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira

Event Date: April 26, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 118: Dantas vs. Warren

Event Date: May 2, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV, Spike.com

Bellator 119: Cooper vs. Halsey

Event Date: May 9, 2014
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 40: Brown vs. Silva

Event Date: May 10, 2014
Broadcast: Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 120: Alvarez vs. Chandler III

Event Date: May 17, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view

UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw

Event Date: May 24, 2014
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass