Eddie Yagin out of UFC on FOX 5 after being hospitalized

UFC featherweight Eddie Yagin was scheduled to take part of the UFC on FOX 5 card against Dennis Siver, but the fight has been scratched after Yagin was admitted to the hospital over the weekend with swelling around his brain.


The news of Yagin being hospitalized first hit Twitter on Tuesday morning and his manager confirmed the news with MMAWeekly.com.

The UFC fighter began to have problems after coming home from training on Saturday, according to what his manager, Jason House told MMA Weekly.

There is blood around the brain of Yagin, which caused the swelling. At this time, doctors do not believe that the UFC fighter will need to have surgery. He is expected to stay under observation at the hospital for the next couple of days and surgery is not expected for him.

Yagin (16-5-1) entered the UFC in 2011 and has gone 1-1 in the promotion. After losing his UFC debut, he defeated Mark Hominick at UFC 145 by split decision and won the fight of the night bonus that night. He was scheduled to meet Siver at UFC 151 originally, but the fight was move to UFC on FOX 5 after the 151 card was canceled.

At this time, the UFC has not announced who will replace Yagin on the UFC on FOX 5 card on December 8th against Siver.