The fight was originally scheduled to co-main the cancelled UFC 151 card, but now the rematch between Jake Ellenberger and recently re-signed Jay Hieron will go down at UFC on FX 5 this Friday night in Minneapolis, Minn.
The fight will once again serve as the co-main event and a win for either man would place them in the mix so to speak at 170.
The two men faced off in IFL in 2006, where Hieron handed Ellenberger his first career loss. Now, Ellenberger has climbed the ranks and holds notable wins over top guys such as Diego Sanchez and Jake Shields.
Hieron hasn't fought inside the Octagon since 2005, but he has spent time with both Strikeforce and Bellator, including winning the Bellator Season Four Welterweight Tournament.
Ellenberger vs. Hieron has Fight of the Night potential, but before we get to looking at possible post-fight bonuses, let's take a look at how these two match up on paper with a head-to-toe breakdown of the UFC on FX 5 co-main event.