Eddie Yagin

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Eddie Yagin
Born (1979-03-23) March 23, 1979 (age 35)
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
Other names The Filipino Phenom
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)
Division Featherweight
Reach 69 in (175 cm)
Fighting out of Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Team Alliance MMA
Years active 2000 - present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 23
Wins 16
By knockout 5
By submission 5
By decision 6
Losses 6
By knockout 2
By submission 1
By decision 3
Draws 1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Eddie Yagin (born March 23, 1979) is a Filipino-American mixed martial artist, who is best known for his two-fight stint with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Yagin holds notable wins over Joe Soto and Mark Hominick, and is a former Tachi Palace Fights Featherweight Champion.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Yagin was scheduled to face off against undefeated prospect Brandon Visher on September 12, 2009 for the Up-N-Up Featherweight Championship, but was forced off the card due to injuries sustained during training. He was replaced by Stockton, California's Issac de Jesus.[1]

Yagin fought former Bellator Champion Joe Soto at Tachi Palace Fights 10 on August 5, 2011. At the time, Soto was scheduled to compete in the Bellator Season Five Bantamweight Tournament. Yagin defeated Soto with a guillotine choke submission in the first round.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Yagin was signed by the UFC after his win over Soto.[2] His octagon debut was against Junior Assunção at UFC 135 on September 24, 2011. Yagin lost via unanimous decision.[3]

Yagin next faced former title challenger Mark Hominick on April 21, 2012 at UFC 145.[4] He won the fight via split decision in a bloody slugfest which paid off for the two fighters as their performance earned Fight of the Night honors.[5][6]

Yagin was expected to face Dennis Siver on September 1, 2012 at UFC 151.[7] However, after UFC 151 was cancelled, the bout was rescheduled and was set to take place on December 8, 2012 at UFC on Fox 5.[8] Then on November 13, it was announced that Yagin had been forced out of the bout due to a sparring injury that landed him in the hospital with swelling around his brain, and was replaced by Nam Phan.[9]

Yagin was cleared to return to competition on June 24, 2013.[10] Yagin had hoped to return to the octagon by the end of 2013.[11]

Post-UFC career[edit]

Yagin faced Diego Saraiva at Tachi Palace Fights 19: Throwback Thursday on June 19, 2014.[12] Despite coming out strong in the first round, Yagin would lose the bout via unanimous decision.[13]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

  • X-1
    • X-1 Featherweight Championship (one time, former)

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 16–6–1 Diego Saraiva Decision (Unanimous) TPF 19 - Throwback Thursday June 19, 2014 3 5:00 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 16–5–1 Mark Hominick Decision (split) UFC 145 April 21, 2012 3 5:00 Atlanta, Georgia, United States Fight of the Night
Loss 15–5–1 Junior Assunção Decision (unanimous) UFC 135 September 24, 2011 3 5:00 Denver, Colorado, United States
Win 15–4–1 Joe Soto Submission (guillotine choke) Tachi Palace Fights 10 August 5, 2011 1 2:00 Lemoore, California, United States Won vacant TPF Featherweight Championship
Win 14–4–1 Joe Neri TKO (elbows) Gladiator Challenge - Full Force June 12, 2011 1 1:39 San Jacinto, California, United States
Loss 13–4–1 Diego Saraiva TKO (doctor stoppage) TPF 2 - Brawl in the Hall December 3, 2009 3 3:07 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 13–3–1 Casey Olson Submission (guillotine choke) PFC 13 - Validation May 8, 2009 1 1:16 Lemoore, California, United States For #1 Contender for PFC Featherweight title
Win 12–3–1 Shawn Bias Submission (guillotine choke) PFC 11: All In November 20, 2008 3 0:37 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 11–3–1 David Moreno Decision (unanimous) X-1 Events - Champions January 26, 2008 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Defended X-1 Featherweight Championship
Win 10–3–1 Kana Hyatt TKO (punches) X-1: Extreme Wars 4 - Battleground June 10, 2006 2 1:36 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Won vacant X-1 Featherweight Championship
Win 9–3–1 Donald Gonzalez TKO (corner stoppage) X-1: Extreme Wars 2 March 18, 2006 3 N/A Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 8–3–1 Rich Clementi TKO (doctor stoppage) XC 2 - Chaos May 22, 2004 3 N/A Mangilao, Guam, United States
Draw 8–2–1 David Yeung Draw SB 31 - SuperBrawl 31 September 20, 2003 3 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Yagin penalized for intentional headbutt.
Loss 8–2 Joe Jordan Decision (majority) SB 29 - SuperBrawl 29 May 9, 2003 2 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 8–1 Vitor Ribeiro Technical Submission (arm-triangle choke) WFA 3 - Level 39 November 23, 2002 2 2:23 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–0 Jin Kazeta Decision (majority) SB 25 - SuperBrawl 25 July 13, 2002 2 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 7–0 Charlie Pearson Submission (guillotine choke) SB 24 - Return of the Heavyweights 2 April 27, 2002 1 4:01 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 6–0 Jay Palmer Submission (rear-naked choke) SB 23 - SuperBrawl 23 March 9, 2002 1 2:49 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 5–0 Ryan Diaz KO (punch) SB 22 - SuperBrawl 22 November 2, 2001 2 1:55 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 4–0 Russell Medeiros Decision (unanimous) Warriors Quest 2 - Battle of Champions August 1, 2001 2 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 3–0 Russell Medeiros Decision (unanimous) Warriors Quest 1 - Battle of Champions May 29, 2001 2 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 2–0 Kalvin Thiravong TKO (punches) HC 1 - Hawaii Combat 1 December 30, 2000 2 4:35 Hawaii, United States
Win 1–0 Ben Thomas Decision WOTNM - Warriors of the New Millennium 1 July 1, 2000 N/A N/A Wailuku, Hawaii, United States

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