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Country Breakfast
01-27-2009, 10:36 PM
Jeremy Stephens replaces Hermes Franca at UFC Fight Night 17
by Dann Stupp on Jan 27, 2009 at 4:10 pm ET
Up-and-coming lightweight Jeremy Stephens (14-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) will replace Hermes Franca (19-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) in a UFC Fight Night 17 bout with Joe Lauzon (17-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC).

Multiple sources close to the fighter today told MMAjunkie.com that Stephens has officially accepted the bout, which takes place Feb. 7 at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla. The night's main card airs on Spike TV.

Franca was forced off the card this week after suffering a torn ACL in his right knee.

VCURamFan
01-27-2009, 10:40 PM
Hmmm, OK. Sounds good to me!

Llamafighter
01-27-2009, 10:41 PM
Oooooh that'll be a good one! Stephens is always exciting!:punch: :punch:

rearnakedchoke
01-27-2009, 10:41 PM
JS via TKO, Rd 3

Preach
01-28-2009, 03:20 AM
This is weird both Lau boys get replacements

MattHughesRocks
01-28-2009, 03:21 AM
Oh I like that KID! War KID! :w00t:

VCURamFan
01-28-2009, 05:32 AM
Lauzon by faked groin shots

Tyburn
01-28-2009, 10:43 PM
Lauzon by faked groin shots
:angry: those were REAL groin shots actually :tongue0011:

I like Stephens...but I also like Lauzon...Lauzon talks to me...Stephens never replies...I reckon he's spent too much time with Spencer Fisher who never talks to me neither :sad:

:laugh: