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Jeremy Stephens Granted Continuance On Upcoming Trial

Jeremy Stephens has been granted a continuance for his upcoming trial, which has been reset for July 8. He has been charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor related to an alleged fight in 2011.

A pre-trial conference was set with jury selection beginning in April.

Just before he was set to fight Yves Edwards at UFC on FX 5, Minnesota authorities snatched the lightweight and returned him to Iowa to face the warrants.

The fight was rescheduled after Stephens was released. He took a round one knockout loss at UFC on FOX 5. Now with three straight UFC defeats, Stephens makes the drop to featherweight as he takes on Estevan Payan.

They collide at UFC 160 on May 25. That event comes from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

It’s not known if Stephens’ legal team will attempt to fight all the charges or accept a plea deal.