ATH Fighter Yancy Medeiros was originally scheduled to face Justin Edwards at UFC 177: Dillashaw vs Barao II on August 30th, 2014 at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. But a hand injury has forced his opponent, Justin Edwards, to withdraw and Legacy FC featherweight champion Damon Jackson to fill in on 9 days notice.
Damon Jackson is coming off a 1st round submission win over UFC and WEC veteran Leonard Garcia that netted him the Legacy FC featherweight title. The 26-year-old nicknamed, “The Leech,” will be entering the UFC with a professional MMA record of 9-0, finishing 7 of those wins by submission.
The Hawaiian, Yancy Medeiros, will be looking to make a statement after being defeated in his past two fights and an overturned victory over Yves Edwards. Prior to entering the UFC, Yancy was unbeaten with a 9-0 professional MMA record with 2 of those wins under the Strikeforce banner. Be sure to check out our video with Yancy demonstrating his jab kick that we filmed during this camp leading up to UFC 177.
UFC 177 Dillashaw vs Barao II: August 30th, 2014, at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacremento, California.
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