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Dustin Poirier Faces Newcomer Jason Young at UFC 131 with Rani Yahya Hurt

With Rani Yahya sidelined by an undisclosed injury, rising bantamweight Dustin Poirier will instead meet British UFC newcomer Jason Young at UFC 131 on June 11 in Vancouver, the UFC announced Tuesday.

Poirier (9-1) upset contender Josh Grispi in his UFC debut in January following a 1-1 WEC stint, while Young (9-3) has also won two-straight after the former Cage Rage champ topped Jorge Britto in April.

The UFC 131 fight card is headlined by former heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar vs. fellow Ultimate Fighter 13 coach Junior dos Santos.

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