Rory MacDonald to Return to Action Versus Jake Ellenberger at UFC on FOX 8
By FCF Staff
Rory MacDonald will return to action against one of the welterweight division’s top fighters, as the UFC has announced that he will fight Jake Ellenberger on July 27th. The bout will be part of the UFC on FOX 8 card, which will be hosted by Seattle’s Key Arena.
MacDonald (14-1) had been set to rematch Carlos Condit at UFC 158 last month, but a neck injury pulled him from the event. The 23 year-old Canadian has won four straight fights since he was stopped by Condit in 2010.
Ellenberger (29-6) scored a knockout win over Nate Marquardt at UFC 158, after working his way to a unanimous decision win over Jay Hieron in October. The only men to defeat Ellenberger in his last 10 bouts are Martin Kampmann and Condit.
The only other fight to date that’s been reported for UFC on FOX 8 is a lightweight tilt between Mac Danzig and Melvin Guillard.