Jake Ellenberger Faces Stephen Thompson At UFC 189

Written by Tom Ngo
May 7th, 2015

UFC Jake Ellenberger

On Thursday, a welterweight affair between Jake Ellenberger (pictured) and Stephen Thompson was added to the UFC 189 lineup.

ESPN.com initially reported the matchup, which was subsequently confirmed by UFC VP of public relations Dave Sholler.

The July 11 event takes place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ellenberger is coming off a much-needed win in a submission over Josh Koscheck. “The Juggernaut
had dropped three straight prior to February’s victory.

Thompson has rattled off four straight wins, with his most recent coming in September’s unanimous decision over Patrick Cote at UFC 178.

Here is the show’s updated roster:

Brad Pickett vs. Thomas Almeida

John Hathaway vs. Gunnar Nelson

Mike Swick vs. Alex Garcia

Brandon Thatch vs. John Howard

Jake Ellenberger vs. Stephen Thompson

Dennis Bermudez vs. Jeremy Stephens

Matt Brown vs. Tim Means

Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler (UFC welterweight champion)

Conor McGregor vs. Jose Aldo (UFC featherweight champion)

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