UFC on FX 5: Jeremy Stephens vs Yves Edwards booked for Oct. 5 in Minneapolis

MONTREAL- MAY 8: Jeremy Stephens bleeds during his in their lightweight "swing" bout against Sam Stout at UFC 113 at Bell Centre on May 8, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

First he replaced him, now he fights him.

After stepping in for an injured Yves Edwards to take on Donald Cerrone back at UFC on FUEL TV 3 on May 15, Jeremy Stephens is now booked to take on the "Thugjitsu Master" at the UFC on FX 5: "Browne vs. Bigfoot" on Oct. 5, 2012, in Minneapolis.

MMAWeekly.com brought word of the pending contest earlier today.

This is a matchmaker's delight because it's such an obvious pairing. Both men have lost two of their last three bouts but are highly entertaining scrappers who will undoubtedly add plenty of appeal to a free television card. The loser could find himself headed home with a pink slip but the fans win because it's almost guaranteed to be entertaining.

Stephens dropped his past two, to the aforementioned Cerrone and a close split decision to Anthony Pettis. Edwards, meanwhile, was last seen in Dec. 2011 dropping a decision to Anthony Ferguson.

UFC on FX 5, headlined by a heavyweight battle pitting Travis Browne vs. Antonio Silva, will also feature a featherweight fracas between former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) veterans Bart Palaszewski vs. Diego Nunes, as well as a welterweight throwdown between Aaron Simpson vs. Mike Pierce.

Check out the rest of the UFC on FX 5 fight card and line-up here. News, notes and other items of interest for "Browne vs. Silva" can be found here.

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