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Old 04-10-2013, 07:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rory MacDonald vs Jake Ellenberger added to Ufc on Fox 8, Seattle

July 27, key arena

This will be an electric matchup, rory by trip-star top control

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A bout between top-shelf welterweights Rory MacDonald (14-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and Jake Ellenberger (29-6 MMA, 8-2 UFC) should further shrink the ranks of title contenders.

Canada-based newspaper The Province today passed along word of the matchup, which is set for UFC on FOX 8 on July 27 at Seattle's KeyArena, and UFC officials confirmed it.

Although the fight's position on the summer card isn't set, it's expected to serve on the event's FOX-televised main-card, which follows prelims on FX and Facebook.

MacDonald returns to action on the heels of a neck and back strain which forced his removal from this past month's UFC 158 and scratched a rematch with Carlos Condit. According to several reports, the welterweight prospect re-injured himself, which pushed back his timetable for recovery. It appears, however, that not only has the Condit fight taken a back seat, but he'll be fight to fight this summer.

MacDonald's trainer, Firas Zahabi, told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) he was trying to get his fighter to train smarter and not harder.

"He's too aggressive," Zahabi said. "I really try to hold the reigns. I tell him, 'OK Rory, we're going to do less today,' and we always end up doing more. Emotions get in the way, and he wants to spar more."

Still, whatever the 23-year-old is doing, it's working. MacDonald has won his past four inside the octagon.

Ellenberger, meanwhile, is enjoying back-to-back wins. He was set to fight No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks at UFC 158 before MacDonald's injury shuffled the card, and he was rebooked to fight Nate Marquardt. In a quick drubbing, he knocked out the ex-Strikeforce champ in three minutes and secured a "Knockout of the Night" bonus.

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Old 04-10-2013, 08:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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good fight, jake by round 1 KO, barring that rory by round 2 or 3 tko
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Can't wait to see Rory pull out with an injury.
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good fight, jake by round 1 KO, barring that rory by round 2 or 3 tko
Rory's going to take Jake down and go Oz on that ass.
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Has Rory ever faced anyone with the power of Ellenberger?
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Rory's going to take Jake down and go Oz on that ass.
Nah rory has cruddy striking and ok wrestling but he failed on most of his TD's of BJ gassed penn, ellenberger should have it unless rory weathers the early storm.
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Nah rory has cruddy striking and ok wrestling but he failed on most of his TD's of BJ gassed penn, ellenberger should have it unless rory weathers the early storm.
'Cruddy striking'? 'Ok wrestling'? No. Just no.

Jake couldn't even KO Martin 'Chin of Sponge' Kampmann. Rory by sodomy.
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Nah rory has cruddy striking and ok wrestling but he failed on most of his TD's of BJ gassed penn, ellenberger should have it unless rory weathers the early storm.
Ellenberger isn't exactly a cardio machine.

That said, if he lands clean Rory will be in trouble.


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