Rani Yahya injured, Jason Young vs. Dustin Poirier at UFC 131 in Vancouver, Canada

UFC featherweight, Rani Yahya has been forced out of his UFC 131 preliminary card bout with Dustin Poirier in Vancouver, Canada on June 11th, 2011. The promotion revealed earlier today that UFC newcomer and former Cage Rage lightweight champion, Jason Young will be stepping in for the injured Yahya.

Poirier is coming off an impressive and surprising win over former top contender, Josh Grispi in his octagon debut at UFC 125 on January 1st. Prior to that he’d gone 1-1 with the now debunked WEC organization.

Young makes his octagon debut with an 8-3 record overall and is currently on a two-fight winning streak. His last win came when he defeated Jorge Britto via unanimous decision in April of this year.

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