It was confirmed today by ESPN that Welterweight’s Jake Ellenberger and Stephen Thompson are set to do battle at UFC 189 in Las Vegas July 11th, a card headlined by Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor.
The former marine Jake Ellenberger has a record 30-9 and has won one out of his last four UFC fights. Ellenberger’s latest fight was a submission win in Round 2 over TUF 1 veteran Josh Koscheck at UFC 184 this past February.
Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson has a record of 10-1 and was expected to take on Brandon Thatch in the main event at UFC Fight Night 60, but had to pull out of the fight due to a rib injury. Thompson has won four out of his fights with his most recent win being via unanimous decision over Patrick Cote at UFC 178 back in September 2014.
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