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Tachi Palace Fights (TPF) standout Eddie Yagin will make his highly-anticipated debut under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner when he takes on Junior Assuncao in a lightweight scrap at the promotion's upcoming pay-per-view extravaganza, according to a report from MMA Weekly.
UFC 135: "Jones vs. Rampage" takes place on Sept. 24 from the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
Yagin is fresh off a first round submission win over Bellator veteran Joe Soto at TPF 10: "Let the Chips Fall" earlier this month. It was the second straight win of his 2011 fight campaign and pushed "The Philippine Phenom" to 7-1 over his last eight fights.
But he'll undoubtedly have his hands full against the dangerous Brazilian.
Despite a rocky 1-2 start as a Zuffa employee back in 2006-2007, Assuncao returns to the Octagon having won six straight, including a first round submission win over Wesley Murch at Recife Fighting Championship 4 earlier this year.
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UFC 135: "Jones vs. Rampage" will feature the first title defense of light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, as he puts his 205-pound strap on the line against former titleholder Quinton Jackson.
Also booked for Denver is a welterweight showdown pitting longtime veteran and fading legend Matt Hughes in a "Dream" bout against Diego Sanchez.
For the current UFC 135 fight card and line-up click here.