Nam Phan's wish has been granted by the UFC.
He will replace injured Eddie Yagin and fight Dennis Siver at UFC on FOX 5 in Seattle on Dec. 8, according to the UFC on Wednesday.
Phan tweeted "if1azn brother falls than another must take his spot. Who wants 2 c me fight Dennis Siver? tweet 2 @ufc & @danawhite lol :)" Tuesday night.
Yagin remains hospitalized with swelling on his brain following a recent training session.
Phan earned a split-decision win over Cole Miller in his last Octagon appearance at UFC on FOX 4 on Aug. 4, 2012.