The UFC is coming back to FOX with another monster show that has a little bit of something for everybody. Having just finished perusing the main card of this promotions latest offering for the fine city of Seattle and I've decided to include my not so final assessment below of the main card below. Feel free to take a gander.
Miesha Tate vs. Liz Carmouche
Jake Ellenberger breaks down a middleweight bout between the MMA veteran Vitor Belfort and former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion and promotional newcomer Luke Rockhold.
Belfort and Rockhold will clash in the main event at UFC on FX 8 from Brazil this Saturday.
Check out the video below thanks to our pal Rick Lee.
This is a very very tough fight to call. Who are you guys going with? Let us know on our Twitter Page. Props to Rick Lee for the video.
Luke Rockhold talks Belfort and TRT
Jake Ellenberger looks to be training hard
The UFC flyweight championship is on the line in Seattle on Saturday, July 27th as champion Demetrious Johnson defends the title against John Moraga! Plus, welterweight contenders Jake Ellenberger and Rory MacDonald go head-to-head, and Miesha Tate takes on Liz Carmouche! UFC Fight Club presale starts Wednesday at 10am PT - join today for first access to tickets!
UFC on FOX 8 is shaping up to be a fantastic card. Once again we are getting to see a title fight on free TV as well as one of the most anticipated welterweight match ups of the year in Jake Ellenberger vs Rory MacDonald. July 27th cannot come fast enough.
Jake Ellenberger to face Rory MacDonald at UFC on FOX 8 in Seattle
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With Thursday night’s edition of the bantamweight brawl between John Albert and Yaotzin Meza, the 13-bout roster for “UFC on FOX: Johnson vs. Moraga” has been finalized.
The event takes place July 27 inside KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.
Demetrious Johnson (pictured) defends his flyweight crown against John Moraga in the card’s featured attraction. A pivotal welterweight...
Jake is seen here in LA taking a picture for a fan. And judging by his face he is training hard for his upcoming bout with Canadian star Rory MacDonald. That should be an excellent scrap and one we are looking forward to very much.
Jake Ellenberger not that impressed with Rory MacDonald
Jake Ellenberger set to Face Rory MacDonald at UFC on FOX 8
Jake Ellenberger vs Rory MacDonald will be the #1 contender fight with a ton on the line for both fighters. Rory is a young lion looking for his shot, while Ellenberger has been a 4 fight tear. Ellenberger would be wise to take Rory seriously…here is what he said about Rory per MMAJunkie:
“I think Rory gets a lot of credit, a lot of publicity, because he trains with, obviously...
My God this welterweight division. No other weight class in the world hosts a murderer’s row from top to bottom quite like 170. You have the kingpin, GSP, then from there you have a motley collection of dudes that could legit hold the title and KEEP it for quite a while. Take Jake Ellenberger for example, a dude who is taking on Rory MacDonald at UFC on FOX 8. He’s won 11 out...
UFC on FOX 8 finally has a headlining fight and it is what many people expected. UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson requested to be on this card since he lives just outside of Seattle and wanted a chance to fight in front of his hometown crowd. He will be facing number four ranked John Moraga. The two were suppose to throw down earlier this month at the TUF 17 Finale...
Jake Ellenberger is a great wrestler with outstanding power. As he climbs the 170lb ladder he will need to be outstanding at all facets of his game. Jeff Mayweather is not as well known as his high profile brothers, but he is another really good boxing coach.
Jake Ellenberger To Face Rory MacDonald At UFC On Fox 8
Jake Ellenberger As A Kid
This is a big welterweight fight and landing on the same card as Jake Ellenberger vs Rory MacDonald. Both Saffiedine and Lawler looked great in their last performances, which were big upsets, with Tarec beating Nate Marquardt and Lawler TKOing Josh Koscheck. Saffiedine ended as the Strikeforce welterweight champion but is still relatively unknown by UFC fans so putting him on...
The UFC announced today a fight that many will be considering a number one contender bout. Rising star Rory MacDonald will face Jake Ellenberger. The questions on everyone’s mind are if MacDonald wins this fight, will he be given a shot at the current champ, and fellow teammate George’s St.Pierre? Will MacDonald accept that match [...]
UFC officials announced today that top welterweight fighters Jake Ellenberger and Rory MacDonald will face off at UFC on FOX 8. UFC on FOX 8 takes place July 27 at Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. The main event for the card has not been announced yet. The Ellenberger-MacDonald bout is expected to be televised on [...]
According to The Province Jake Ellenberger and Rory MacDonald are set to fight on July 27th at UFC on FOX 8 in Seattle, Washington. This is a match up that has been a long time coming since both are young raising stars in the sport. It is a risky match up for the UFC however. Let’s take a look at the possible outcomes for this fight and the 170 lb title picture. It seems...
On Wednesday evening, a pivotal welterweight shootout between Jake Ellenberger (pictured) and Rory MacDonald was added to the UFC on FOX 8 lineup.
TheProvince first reported the scrap, which was subsequently confirmed by the UFC via re-tweet.
Ellenberger has rattled off eight wins in his last nine outings. “The Juggernaut’s” lone blemish during his current run came against...
A welterweight tilt is set to go down at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington as Rory MacDonald will take on Jake Ellenberger.
Ellenberger posted via his official Facebook page, “THE BEST WELTERWEIGHT IN THE WORLD RETURNS THE END OF JULY!” Spencer Kyte of The Province was first to break the fight which takes place at UFC on FOX 8.
MacDonald (14-1) is currently riding a four-fight...
Jake Ellenberger is fresh off his KO over Nate Marquardt and is looking to make his mark in the 170lb division. He is as dangerous as they come and could be in line for a big fight in the near future.
Jake Ellenberger and Brother Joe Are Fan Friendly
Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger Higlights
UFC welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger was in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska for the VFC Fights this weekend. Him and his brother Joe, who is also an MMA fighter, took the time to snap a picture with a fan. It will be interesting to see who Jake is matched up with next since it will most likely be a number one contender fight.
Jake Ellenberger Hightlights
Jake Ellenberger is just biding his time till he gets his title shot, one more big win and he has to be in the mix.
Jake Ellenberger: If I Was GSP I Would Look To Fight Anderson And Then Retire
Jake Ellenberger Talks About Need To Finish Fights, Being Called Out
Been a ton of retirement talk regarding GSP as of late. Makes sense because he has done just about all he can do in the sport. If he beat Hendricks, then went up and beat Silva it would be very difficult to top that accomplishment. Still a world without GSP fighting in it will take some time to get use to and not something I necessarily look forward to. Not surprised that...
Jake drops a little bomb at the end here, when he says, “I’m not, I’m not, I don’t want to be in the sport much, very long. I want to get to a world title. I want to get to the title and then I can move on from there.” Obvious Jake was trying to be careful what he said but it seems like “The Juggernot” is saying is that he does not have the desire to compete in this...
Here are the latest welterweight rankings and looks like things are pretty much the same accept Nick Diaz slipped a couple spots. I say Ellenberger vs Mia for a shot at the winner of GSP vs Hendricks.
Jake Ellenberger Wants Hendricks
The Tommy Toehold Show
Jake Ellenberger had this to say to Bleacher Report “We are going to cross paths at some point. I’m sure of it. Whether it comes this year, next year, or the year after; Johny Hendricks and I are going to fight. It’s a stance I’ve taken and I’m not going to back off of that. Like I said, nobody wants to fight him because he’s a wrestler and he has power. I think I have...
This UFC welterweight division is truly, insanely deep. I can’t even think of enough hyperbolic analogies to write in order to properly explain how deep the UFC welterweight division is. Really deep. That’s the best way I can put it. You know it’s deep when you have two guys like Jake Ellenberger and Rick Story who are somewhat on the outside looking in at the Hendricks’...