Ellenberger versus MacDonald for UFC on Fox 8

UFC on Fox 8 will be held in KeyArena in Seattle, Washington and although this event is still months away, news of the fighters that will meet their match are finally being revealed. Its official: Jake Ellenberger will fight Rory MacDonald in a welterweight showdown on UFC on Fox 8.

These two has been one of the most formidable fighters in their division. To review their individual achievements here are some of their stats. Rory “Ares” MacDonald is a 23 year old fighter from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. He has an impressive record of 14 wins and 1 loss. His last fight was a win against B.J. Penn at UFC on Fox 5 Henderson versus Diaz in December 2012 via unanimous decision. This last win was his 4th consecutive win since April 2011 when he was victorious against Nate Diaz in UFC 129 St. Pierre versus Shields via unanimous decision. His only loss was a fight against Carlos Condit at UFC 115 Liddell versus Franklin via TKO in June 2010. He has also faced superb fighters and has seen them fall like Che Mills, Mike Pyle, Michael, Guymon, Nick Hinchliffe and so many others.

His opponent for the match Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger is a 28 year old fighter from Omaha, Nebraska, United States. He currently has an impressive record of 29 wins and 6 losses with his last fight an unforgettable win against Nate Marquardt at UFC 158 St. Pierre versus Diaz in March 2013. He knocked out Marquardt in just 3 minutes of round one. Before winning against Marquardt, he defeated Jay Hieron via unanimous decision at UFC on FX 5 last October 2012. Ellenberger has been victorious against terrific fighters like Diego Sanchez, Jake Shields, Sean Pierson and Mike Pyle to name a few. This fight against MacDonald, if victorious, will be his third consecutive win in just one year.

The UFC on Fox 8 line-up is yet to be announced. This will be headlined by a lightweight fight against Melvin Guillard versus Mac Danzig. Melvin Guillard has a 30 win, 12 loss and 2 draw fight card while Mac Danzig is proud of his 21 win, 10 loss and 1 draw career. The headline match between Guillard and Danzig will be seen on Fox Sports Network while the preliminary matches will be broadcasted via live feed through Facebook.

 

It’s MacDonald- Condit Rematch at UFC 158

This is the best news for fans who have been requesting a rematch between Rory MacDonald and Carlos Condit; the two are at it again and this time it’s in Montreal at UFC 158. MacDonald announced on Wednesday as he appeared on MMAJunkie Radio that although UFC has not officially announced the pairing it was definitely a possible plan that will surely take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal on March 16, 2013.

MacDonald was fresh from his unanimous decision victory over B.J. Penn last Saturday on UFC on Fox 5 when he requested a rematch between him and Condit. He made it clear that this was a fight that he was looking forward to as he was interviewed after the fight. And it was not a long wait to get results from the other camp. Fuel TV’s “UFC Tonight” has reported that Condit had accepted MacDonald’s challenge. The specifics of the fight are yet to be revealed considering that UFC 159 is still several months away.

And why do you think Rory “Ares” MacDonald is inching to get it on with Condit? “The Natural Born Killer” is the only loss that MacDonald has ever suffered in his professional career. The welterweight from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, has 14 wins and only one loss which happened in UFC 115 in June 2010 when Condit defeated him via TKO. Ares has fought and defeated so many terrible and superb fighters of all time like Nate Diaz, Mike Pyle and Che Mills at UFC. MacDonald was an unbeatable fighting machine when he was in KOTC, Rumble in the Cage and when he was also in Extreme Fighting Challenge.

Carlos Condit on the other hand is a welterweight from Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States and he has 28 wins and only 6 losses in his career. His last fight was a memorable headliner against Georges St. Pierre at UFC 154 when he loss via unanimous decision in November 2012. Before this loss, he had 5 straight wins since 2009 defeating fighters like Nick Diaz, Dong Hyun Kim, Dan Hardy, Jake Ellenberger and of course Rory MacDonald in 2010.

The details of the fight will soon be announced but its official. It is Carlos Condit versus Rory MacDonald in a rematch at UFC 158 in March 16 at the Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada with a headliner welterweight fight between Georges St. Pierre versus Nick Diaz.

Serious Eyebrow Cut Causes MacDonald to Withdraw from UFC 152

It was training day but Rory MacDonald has suffered a large cut on his right eyebrow. This injury caused him his fight as he was originally expected to compete against B.J. Penn at the UFC 152.

It was announced last Saturday by UFC President Dana White following UFC on Fox 4 that MacDonald was indeed unable to compete due to injury. MacDonald on the other hand, confirmed the decision and his injuries via Twitter.

UFC 152 will be held at Air Canada Center in Toronto on September 22. This UFC edition will be headlined by an impressive flyweight bout between Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez. To date, there is still no replacement for MacDonald announced by UFC officials.

Rory “Ares” MacDonald is a Kelowna, British Colombia native with a terrific 13 wins and only one loss record. He stands an impressive height of 5’11” for just 23 years old. His fight with B.J. Penn was supposed to be the fourth win he was looking for after having three consecutive wins from Che Mills, Mike Pyle and Nate Diaz. He has managed to defeat Mills and Pyle through technical knockout through hard punches under 2 rounds making him one of the most elusive fighters to beat. His only loss was with Carlos Condit at UFC 115 – Liddell vs. Franklin in June 2010 via technical knockout. Fans were hoping for another spectacular TKO bout but were surprised an injury spoiled the fight.

His opponent B.J. “The Prodigy” Penn is from Hilo, Hawaii. He is ten years older than MacDonald and has 16 wins and 8 losses to his name. His last match was a loss to Nick Diaz at the UFC 137 via unanimous decision and his last win was way back in November 2010 over Matt Hughes at UFC 123. Penn has not competed after the bout with Nick Diaz when announced that he will retire. This was after a bloody loss in the hands of the fighter. But Penn’s all star victories are also too many to mention; he has defeated Diego Sanchez, Kenny Florian, twice with Matt Hughes, Renzo Garcie, Caol Uno and many more.

Announcements for Rory MacDonald’s replacement will surely be at hand next week as another player will face Penn for this amazing fight. Surely, UFC 152 will still be a fight to look forward to in September.