Rory MacDonald to take on Jake Ellenberger at UFC on Fox 8

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ufc-on-fox1 THUMBAs originally reported by Vancouver based newspaper, The Province, Rory MacDonald (14-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) will take on Jake Ellenberger (29-6 MMA, 8-2 UFC) in a battle between two of the UFC’s hottest prospects and contenders. The bout is set to take place on UFC on Fox 8 on July 27th at Seattle, Washington’s KeyArena.

The bout will be Rory “Ares” MacDonald first bout of 2013. ย The 23 year old Tristar product was forced to withdraw from his UFC 158 scheduled contest with Carlos Condit due to a neck injury.ย  MacDonald, Canada’s #2 ranked welterweight, enters this UFC on Fox 8 fight on a 4 fight winning streak, with his last victory coming over B.J. Penn in dominating fashion.

Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger comes into his bout with MacDonald on a 2 fight win streak.ย  The 28 year old Reign MMA fighter knocked out Nate Marquardt in very impressive fashion in his last fight at UFC 158 in Montreal, earning him a knock out of the night performance bonus.

With Josh Hendricks set to be Georges St-Pierre’s next title challenger, this match up between MacDonald and Ellenberger could very likely secure the challenger in waiting spot for the winner of the contest.

10 Responses to “ Rory MacDonald to take on Jake Ellenberger at UFC on Fox 8 ”

  1. Cody Rempel says:

    Rory by decision!

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  2. K.Rasmuss says:

    Rory by TKO

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  3. Lord says:

    The Juggernaut by 1st round ko

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  4. Joe Doe says:

    Huge fight for both guys. I look forward to this match-up

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  5. Graham Weenk says:

    this is a great match up can’t wait to see it!

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  6. Mmafan says:

    Rory by KO

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  7. Bigtoe says:

    Great fight and looking forward to it!

    What happens if Rory wins this? A move to MW or Condit rematch maybe…

    A loss would for sure mean Condit rematch.

    Either way eventually Rory will earn a shot and then what? He comes across like he has an ego the size of a freight train, if this is the case I’m sure he’ll find a way to damage his Tristar relationships…

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  8. Chin like a Spruce Stump says:

    This is going to be a sick fight Rooting for Rory all the way That’s a really wins by decision

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  9. Chin like a Spruce Stump says:

    Rooting for Rory all the way I’d say Rory Wins by decision

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  10. Bdc says:

    Rory by tko rd 2

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