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Hosman Replaces Osawa Against Yahya at WEC 42

Rani YahyaA foot injury has forced bantamweight Kenji Osawa to withdraw from his scheduled bout against Rani Yahya at WEC 42 on August 9 in Las Vegas, according to

John Hosman has agreed to replace Osawa and take on Yahya on short notice on the preliminary card of the Versus-televised event.

Yahya (13-4) suffered back-to-back losses to Chase Beebe and Norifumi Yamamoto in 2007 but has since bounced back with two-straight wins over Yoshiro Maeda and Eddie Wineland.

Hosman (15-4-1) has won seven-straight fights, most-recently defeating Billy Jochum at a Saturday event in Chicago.

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