Seven years have passed since Jay Hieron last fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but his wait to get back to the big show is almost over.
The Bellator veteran returns at UFC 151 next month against Jake Ellenberger in the evening’s co-main event.
And he re-enters the UFC welterweight picture on a dominant 11-1 run. The lone loss during that streak came against Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren, who earned a split-decision over Hieron.
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