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Eddie Yagin Debuts, Junior Assuncao Returns at UFC 135

Tachi Palace Fights champion Eddie Yagin is expected to make his Octagon debut against a returning Junior Asuncao in a featherweight matchup that is in the works for the preliminary card of “UFC 135: Jones vs. Jackson” on September 24 in Denver, Colorado, according to MMA Weekly.

Yagin (14-5-1) earned his seventh win in eight fights and claimed the TPF title with an upset win over former Bellator champ Joe Soto in early-August, while Assuncao (12-4) went 1-2 in his first stint with the UFC between 2006 and 2007, including losses to Kurt Pellegrino and Nate Diaz, but has won his last six-straight.

UFC 135 is headlined by light heavyweight champion Jon Jones vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and also features Diego Sanchez vs. Matt Hughes.

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