The second to last time you heard Jeremy Stephens’ name, it was Joe Rogan announcing his weight ahead of his fight with Yves Edwards at UFC on FX 5. The last time you heard Stephens’ name, he was arrested the day of the fight for an assault charge in another state, and the fight with Edwards was off. Stephens was sent off to take care of the charges against him, and Edwards was paid his money and promised a fight. Edwards took a fight with John Cholish at UFC on FOX 5, and things have come full circle. It has been confirmed that Stephens’ has stepped in for Cholish since he has been removed from the card due to a groin injury.
The two lightweights have agreed to meet at UFC on Fox 5 on Dec 8 after Edwards original opponent John Cholish was forced off the card for undisclosed reasons. Stephens steps in to replace him and face Edwards on the upcoming show in Seattle according to the fighter’s manager at EVO Agents.
Stephens is awaiting the chance to defend himself against the assault charges pending in his home state of Iowa. Until then however, Stephens will get the chance to redeem himself in the Octagon with the fight he was supposed to have back in October.