Jake Ellenberger Online video Rating: five / 5
Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Welterweight Championship contenders Jake Ellenberger and Rory MacDonald have agreed to go one on one against each other at the UFC on Fox event in the summer. The bout between the two is slated to take place on the 27th of July at Key Arena in Seattle. Reports regarding the fight had been sounded out for the last few weeks and the UFC recently confirmed the fight between the two contenders last week.
Ellenberger and MacDonald are ranked as the 4th and 6th respectively in the Welterweight rankings by ESPN.com. Ellenberger, who boasts of a professional record of 29 wins and 6 losses, is coming off a fresh first round technical knockout defeat of Nate Marquardt at UFC 158 in March. Jake Ellenberger has won eight of the last nine fights in the UFC and he has had four finishes in those wins as well. The only loss that he has suffered in the recent past is the one he suffered at the hands of Martin Kampmann last year in June.
MacDonald, who has not fought since he defeated BJ Penn via unanimous decision, last December is extremely eager to get back inside the Octagon of the UFC and maintain his charge for a shot at the UFC Welterweight Championship. MacDonald, who has a professional record of 14-1 was scheduled to take on Carlos Condit at UFC 158 but had to pull out off the fight because of a neck injury.
The 23 year old from Canada is on a run of four wins on the trot and he was campaigning for a rematch against Condit who inflicted his only professional loss, but he has to be happy with the bout he has been given against Jake Ellenberger and aim for a win to take him higher.
Jake Ellenberger Video Score: five / five
Johnny Hendricks and Jake Ellenberger – two of the highly rated contenders for the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Welterweight Championship walked out of UFC 158 last weekend feeling rather happy about their results. Both the fighters secured victories, propelling them up the title race in the division and it is now only a matter of time before the two highly rated fighters battle it out against each other inside the Octagon of the UFC.
Speaking to a local media outlet, Ellenberger stated that he believes that they will have to cross paths eventually, at some point or the other, adding that he is quite certain of it. He went on to add it doesn’t matter whether the fight comes this year or the next or the one after, the reality is that Jake Ellenberger and Johnny Hendricks will go head to head. The Juggernaut went on to add that this is a stance that he has taken and there is nothing that can make him back off it.
Ellenberger defeated former Strike Force champion Nate Marquardt via knockout in the first round of their match on the main card at UFC 158, earning the Knockout of the Night gong and taking his UFC record to 8-2. The two losses he has had so far have come against the then interim UFC Welterweight champion Carlos Condit and against the highly rated Martin Kampmann. Hendricks, on the other hand, defeated Condit in the co-main event of the night to become the number one contender for the UFC Welterweight Championship.
And although Jake Ellenberger has no opponent named for the future, Hendricks revealed he would like the title shot in August, meaning the two can meet at the end of this year, in a title or non-title bout, whichever the case maybe.