Masvidal may have missed out on his previous opponent Kelvin Gastelum, but Jake Ellenberger Is no slouch. The two UFC veterans are set to slug it out at the TUF 24 Finale
Jorge Masvidal (30-11 MMA, 7-4 UFC), was booked for UFC Fight Night Mexico City against welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum, but to his surprise the UFC pulled Gastelum from the card to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 205.
Masvidal was not pleased by the UFC’s doings and made it clear to Dana White that he wasn’t having it, not one bit. Masvidal claims that the welterweight division fighters are hesitant to agree to bouts against him and his previous opponents have all had trends to pull out due to injury.
Masvidal was last seen against Ross Pearson at UFC 201, where he won a gruelling unanimous decision fight. Weirdly enough Pearson just fought at UFC 200 and for him to jump back into the octagon against a fighter like Jorge, the dude is a brawler.
Jake Ellenberger (31-11 MMA, 10-7UFC), made the most of his opportunity at UFC 201 against opponent Matt Brown. Ellenberger dropped Matt Brown twice in the bout; once with a big right hand and the second with a hard kick to brown’s midsection, which lead him to drop and curl up finishing with hammerfists to call it a TKO.
It was reported that Ellenberger was terminated by the UFC, later to be confirmed that the UFC had plans to release him but due to Ellenberger’s plead for one more shot he was granted such.
In a clustered Welterweight division, these two fighters have something to gain from this fight; I’m no matchmaker but maybe a top five ranked fighter after this? We’ll see.
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