An undisclosed injury has force John Cholish to withdraw from his UFC on FOX 5 bout against Yves Edwards and stepping in on short notice will be Jeremy Stephens.
The news of the fight was originally reported by MMA Weekly and Edwards has confirmed the fight on Twitter.
This bout was originally scheduled to take place at UFC on FX 5 in October, but the UFC has to cancel the fight when Stephens was arrested on the day on the fight for an outstanding warrant.
This fight will take place on the preliminary card of UFC on FOX 5 and will take place on FX, which will begin at 5 p.m. ET.
Edwards (41-18-1) has won three of his last five fights since coming back to the UFC, which includes a submission win over Cody McKenzie, which he won the submission and fight of the night bonus in the fight. When he steps into the cage on December 8th, it will be his first fight in one year, as his last fight took place at the TUF 14 Finale against Tony Ferguson on December 3rd of last year.
Stephens (20-8) is currently on a two fight losing streak and has gone 4-3 in his last seven fights. He has won a fight night bonus in four of his last ten fights, which includes winning the knockout of the night bonus on three occasions.
UFC on FOX 5 takes place on December 8th from KeyArena in Seattle and will be headlined by Benson Henderson defending his UFC lightweight title against Nate Diaz.