Jeremy Stephens Replaces Yves Edwards, Faces Cowboy Cerrone at UFC on Fuel 3

February 27, 2012
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An injury has forced Yves Edwards out of UFC on Fuel 3 and in his place Jeremy Stephens will step in to face Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone on the May 15 card.

Sources close to the fight confirmed the news to on Monday. initially reported the switch.

Following two wins in a row to kick off 2011, Jeremy Stephens came up short in his next bid to get closer to the top of the lightweight division, losing a decision to former WEC champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 136.

Stephens now comes back to step in on short notice to face a very tough task in Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone.

Both Stephens and Cerrone are known for their vicious, knockout power so this could be an early candidate for Fight of the Night for the UFC on Fuel 3 card coming up in May.

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  • Towers66

    This fight is going to be awesome. It will definitely be action packed even if only for the short time it will probably last. I see Stephens beating Cerrone by KO. Just a gut feeling.

  • mdmmm

    I actually feel sorry for Stephens. Stphens hits hard, but I see Cerrone softening him up with kicks. Cerrone will catch him with a knee and finish him off with a rear naked choke. I dont know what Towers66 is smoking, but when is the last time you have seen Cerrone get KO’d? Amazing how much respect you lose as a fighter when you lose one fight. From now on, I see Cerrone keeping his emotions out of it, dont listen to the other guy talk smack and he will blaze straight to the top and take Bens Belt. If Cerrone keeps his nerves low key…..and Im sure he will work on fighters trying to smother him. He will get back to his roots and knocking heads off and making livers quiver with his shin, he will be fine.