“The Juggernaut” will not be going anywhere anytime soon. Welterweight Jake Ellenberger (pictured) inked an eight-fight contract extension to remain with the UFC Thursday.
“It was a big day in Las Vegas at Headquarters, I just signed 8 more fights for the UFC. Thank u everyone supporting my #Road2Gold – Best fans in the world,” Ellenberger posted on his Facebook page.
Ellenberger owns an impressive 29-7 professional record, going 8-3 since joining the UFC in September 2009. The 28-year-old’s most impressive wins inside the Octagon came against Jake Shields, Diego Sanchez and Nate Marquardt.
The Reign Training Center fighter dropped a unanimous decision to Rory MacDonald in July, but looks to bounce back against lethal leg kicker Tarac Saffiedine at UFC 172.
Ellenberger’s younger brother, Joe Ellenberger, will be making his UFC debut against Yancy Medeiros that same April 26th evening.