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. The UFC subsequently confirmed the news by re-tweeting the article.
Ellenberger has rattled off eight wins in his last nine outings. “The Juggernaut’s” lone blemish during his current run came against Martin Kampmann. He was most recently seen knocking out Nate Marquardt at UFC 158.
Speaking of UFC 158, MacDonald was slated to co-headline the gig against former interim champ Carlos Condit. However, an undisclosed injury forced MacDonald out of last month’s rematch. “Ares” is perfect through his past four bouts.
KeyArena in Seattle, Washington hosts the July 27 festivities. FOX will broadcast the main card live beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Here is the card’s current roster:
Melvin Guillard vs. Mac Danzig
Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald