Jeremy Stephens has been tabbed as a replacement for John Cholish, and despite it being on short notice, neither Stephens or his new opponent should have any issue preparing.

Stephens will face Yves Edwards on December 8 at UFC on Fox 5 from Seattle. The bout will be part of the prelims.

Stephens (20-8) and Edwards (41-18-1) were originally scheduled for earlier this year, but Stephens was arrested due to an outstanding warrant in his name. Minnesota officers arrested Stephens, who was wanted in neighboring Iowa on a serious charge.