Former Cage Rage Champ Jason Young Set to Face Dustin Poirier at UFC 131

Former Cage Rage lightweight champion Jason Young has signed with the UFC and will make his promotional debut against Dustin Poirier (pictured) at UFC 131: Lesnar vs. Dos Santos on June 11 in Vancouver.

Young replaces the injured Rani Yahya in the featherweight bout. It's an especially nice opportunity for Young since Poirier is coming off a win this past January over former No. 1 contender Josh Grispi and a win over Poirier could conceivably catapult Young right into the title picture.

Young (8-3) of London, England began his MMA career climbing the ranks of the UK-based Cage Rage promotion's feeder show "Contenders." After Cage Rage was sold to EliteXC, Young fought for the former owners' new promotion Ultimate Challenge. Last month Young picked up a unanimous decision win over the respectable Jorge Britto.

Poirier (9-1) was 1-1 with the WEC and moved down to featherweight for his UFC debut at UFC 125.

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