March 23, 1979|
Hilo, Hawaii, United States
|Other names||The Filipino Phenom|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10 st 5 lb)|
|Reach||69 in (175 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Honolulu, Hawaii, United States|
|Years active||2000 - present|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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
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.
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
Yagin next faced former title challenger Mark Hominick on April 21, 2012 at UFC 145. 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.
Yagin was expected to face Dennis Siver on September 1, 2012 at UFC 151. 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. 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.
Yagin was cleared to return to competition on June 24, 2013. Yagin had hoped to return to the octagon by the end of 2013. Surprisingly, Yagin was released of his contract due to his medical condition sustained in his planned bout with Dennis Siver. The move went quietly unnoticed, despite Yagin's manager providing evidences of being medically cleared to compete under contract.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Tachi Palace Fights
- Tachi Palace Fights Featherweight Championship (one time, former)
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- X-1 Featherweight Championship (one time, former)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|24 matches||16 wins||7 losses|
|Loss||16–7–1||Akop Stepanyan||KO (head kick)||FEFoMP: Russia's MMA Supercup||December 20, 2014||2||4:44||Khabarovsk, Russia|
|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)||TPF 10: Let The Chips Fall||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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- TPF 19 - Throwback Thursday card, from Sherdog.com
- "Christos Giagos Claims Lightweight Title, Olaf Alonso Falls in Return at TPF 19". Sherdog.com. 2014-06-19. Retrieved 2014-06-20.
- "Russian Super Cup: press conference and weigh-ins". wmmaa.org. 2014-12-19. Archived from the original on 2014-12-25. Retrieved 2014-12-25.
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