Welterweight veteran, Jay Hieron has re-signed with the UFC and will take on heavy handed contender, Jake Ellenberger at UFC 151 in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 1st, 2012. It is thought verbal agreements are in place, as Hieron steps in for the injured Josh Koscheck.
Ellenberger was in line for a potential title shot after defeating former Strikeforce middleweight champion, Jake Shields. That all came to an end when he lost to Martin Kampmann via second round TKO earlier this year.
Hieron has won eleven of his last twelve fights. This past month he picked up a second round submission win over Romario da Silva on a Legacy Fighting Championship event.