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Our friends over at Intravid.com break down Saturday’s co main event and the fight I am most looking forward to. Love to hear your thoughts on this fight also.
Saturday night, MMA fans will have the opportunity to watch two of the world’s best 170lb fighters square off in what many would call the “unofficial number one contender fight.” Tri-Star’s Rory Macdonald and Team Reign’s Jake Ellenberger will finally face off after some exciting pre-fight trash talk. So let’s take a look at how these two match up…
Rory Macdonald is arguably the first fighter to enter the UFC representing the new generation of athletes who started training purely in MMA. Unlike most fighters who began with some sort of base, whether it wrestling, Muay Thai etc. Rory entered the game a blank slate, ready to absorb pure knowledge in mixed martial arts. Absorb he certainly has as he quickly fought his way to a 14-1 professional record by the ripe age of 23. Rory, newly 24, is an incredibly well-r...
BEST OF MAXIM
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5'11" 170 lbs (Welterweight)
76.5" reach, Orthodox
July 22, 1989
14-1 (UFC: 5-1)
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This Saturday night the UFC presents UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Moraga from the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. Once again in the main event, the Flyweight title will take center stage in a free television show as UFC Champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson takes on fast-rising contender John Moraga.
The eight installment of FOX's UFC coverage goes down this Saturday at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. It would be remiss of me not to point out from the get go that its probably the weakest FOX show so far - on paper at least. Apart from the top two fights on the card a lot really isn't at stake with the exception of a pay check, a slow progression in a fighters career...
Jake Ellenberger is seen here pondering a question asked by a member of the media. Must be something new since by this point in the week fighters have usually answered every question a dozen or so times.
Jake Ellenberger gets ready for a live chat
Jake Ellenberger keeps the smack talk up with Instagram photos
Jake Ellenberger wants us all to know something.
Rory MacDonald will not be leaving the Octagon at FOX UFC Saturday: Johnson vs Moraga without getting knocked clean out. At least, that's what Jake thinks.
The man known throughout the UFC as "The Juggernaut" spoke with FOX Sports about his upcoming fight against welterweight phenom Rory MacDonald and was candid in...
Rory MacDonald and his cardigan sweater --- a piece of clothing that his FOX UFC Saturday: Johnson vs Moraga opponent likes to take digs at --- don't appear to be rumpled.
"He's mostly been running his mouth about me," MacDonald told FOX Sports. "I didn't really have a problem with him. He's just another fighter on a piece of paper to me. He's...
Welterweight contender and this Saturday’s co main event fighter Jake Ellenberger is in Seattle for the pre fight media obligations that he fighters must go through. He is seen here about to do a live chat in the Seattle Times Office and as you can tell he is very excited about it.
Jake Ellenberger keeps the smack talk up with Instagram pics
An amazing picture of Jake Ellenberger
5'10" 170 lbs (Welterweight)
73" reach, Orthodox
March 18, 1985
29-6 (UFC: 8-2)
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New middleweight champ Chris Weidman, his wife, and their two children travel to Hawaii for his brother in laws wedding. New York to the islands is a long flight to have two young kids with you. Good luck with that Chris.
Rory MacDonald sparring with Chris Weidman
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The FOX UFC Saturday: Johnson vs Moraga weigh-in went down Friday afternoon, but it was what UFC President Dana White told UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani after the fighters hit the scales that resonated.
Namely, it was what the boss man had to say about Rory MacDonald's relationship with welterweight kingpin and close friend Georges St-Pierre.
"GSP would be insane to...
One of the bigger story-lines heading into Saturday night’s UFC on FOX 8 show is the co-main event between Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger. The two welterweights will square off in the evening’s co-main event and while Ellenberger is a formidable challenge, most of the media is more interested in the potential match-up with welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre.
This weekend's four-fight main card offers plenty of explosive potential, and comes complete with a championship main event featuring hometown star Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson taking on surging finisher John Moraga.
If you're not yet sold on watching this weekend's elite UFC action, keep reading; we'll convince you.
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