UFC lightweight Jeremy Stephens

UFC officials have confirmed three more bouts for the UFC on FX 5 event that’s slated for October 5th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A lightweight bout between Jeremy Stephens and Yves Edwards has verbal agreements in place.

Also, Phil Harris will replace an injured Louis Gaudinot in a flyweight bout against Darren Uyenoyama. Finally, welterweights Mike Pierce and Aaron Simpson will do battle on the card.

The event will take place at the Target Center and will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between Travis Browne and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.

Jeremy Stephens (20-8) is in need of a win badly after losing back-to-back fights against top lightweights Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone. Stephens had won two consecutive fights prior to the losses and will be looking to take out the UFC veteran Yves Edwards. Edwards (41-18-1) is coming off a grueling unanimous decision loss to Tony Ferguson in what was a close fight in the eyes of many. He hasn’t fought since December and will be looking to get back on the scene with a win against the always exciting Stephens.

Phil Harris (21-9) was recently added to the UFC roster after competing over in England. He is thought to be the best flyweight across the pond and will lock horns with Darren Uyenoyama. Darren Uyenoyama (7-3) will be making his second UFC appearance in this bout. He’s a Strikeforce, DEEP, and SHOOTO veteran who won his UFC debut via unanimous decision against “Kid” Yamamoto in November. He was scheduled to face John Dodson at the UFC on FOX 3 event bout had to withdraw due to an injury.

Mike Pierce (14-5) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Carlos Rocha at the UFC on FX 3 event. Prior to that bout Pierce lost a controversial split decision to top ten welterweight Josh Koscheck at UFC 143. He’ll be take on Aaron Simpson who’ll be taking his second fight as a welterweight since moving down from the middleweight division. Simpson (12-3) is coming off a unanimous decision win over Kenny Robertson in July. He fought Robertson on short notice when his original opponent, Jon Fitch,  had to pull out of the bout with an injury.

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