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Old 04-10-2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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An important welterweight fight has been added to UFC on FOX 8.

Rory MacDonald (14-1) will meet Jake Ellenberger (29-6) on the July 27 card in Seattle. The news was first reported by The Province and later confirmed by the UFC.

No word just yet where the fight will be placed on the card, but according to the report, it will take place on the FOX-portion of the telecast. The undercard will air on FX.

This will mark MacDonald's second-straight fight in Seattle and on FOX. He defeated B.J. Penn via unanimous decision at UFC on FOX 5 in December. "Ares" was scheduled to fight his rival Carlos Condit at UFC 158, but he pulled out of the fight due to a neck and back injury. The 23-year-old, who grew up in nearby British Columbia, Canada, has won his last four fights in a row.

Ellenberger, 28, is coming off a thrilling first-round knockout of Nate Marquardt at UFC 158 last month. That win marked his second in a row and eighth in his last nine fights.

UFC on FOX 8 will take place at Key Arena, site of UFC on FOX 5.
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Im picking Jake...
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I'm still not sold on Rory. BJ is a shell of himself and was fighting above his best, however that was still a very impressive performance. condit although beat the living shit out of Rory in that 3rd round, and since then he's fought guys who have never even flirted with the top 10 at WW.

I want to see what Rory will do against a true top WW, and also a strong wrestler. Rory trains with GSP, but does that mean his wrestling is on the level?

Also, Ellenberger is, in my opinion, the most dangerous guy and well rounded guy in the division behind GSP. I really wanted to see Ellenberger fight Hendricks because I thought he would de-rail him.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:22 PM   #4
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Good fight! If Rory wins then give him one more fight and after that it'll be time for GSP to shit or get off the pot.

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Old 04-10-2013, 09:25 PM   #5
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I'm still not sold on Rory. BJ is a shell of himself and was fighting above his best, however that was still a very impressive performance. condit although beat the living shit out of Rory in that 3rd round, and since then he's fought guys who have never even flirted with the top 10 at WW.
Worth remembering that Rory was 20 years old in that fight. And for the first two rounds he pretty much tooled Condit before getting hit with a big punch at the start of the 3rd and showing toughness and heart to soak up a 5 minute beating during the round.

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And for the first two rounds he pretty much tooled Condit
I feel like we have been over this a million times on this forum, so I won't bother elaborating, but no he didn't.
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I feel like we have been over this a million times on this forum, so I won't bother elaborating, but no he didn't.
Thx you Rob....another obvious Roganatis case...
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I feel like we have been over this a million times on this forum, so I won't bother elaborating, but no he didn't.
TBH it's been a good while since I watched that fight. From memory, a Rory decision 2 rounds to 1 was a pretty clear outcome if he had survived round 3. Maybe a draw based on a 10-8 for Condit in the third. But as I recall, (and again, I haven't watched the fight for months), Rory outscored Condit quite comfortably through the first two.

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TBH it's been a good while since I watched that fight. From memory, a Rory decision 2 rounds to 1 was a pretty clear outcome if he had survived round 3. Maybe a draw based on a 10-8 for Condit in the third. But as I recall, (and again, I haven't watched the fight for months), Rory outscored Condit quite comfortably through the first two.

I think Rory won the 1st 2 rounds, but it wasn't a blow out by any means.
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Rory needs the CC rematch...
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Nah CC landed the better shot in the first and second round and if my memory is correcte RM didn't do much with the TD...

Don't get me wrong by UFC judging criteria he won the first round easily...but on my card CC won the first
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Nah CC landed the better shot in the first and second round and if my memory is correcte RM didn't do much with the TD...

Don't get me wrong by UFC judging criteria he won the first round easily...but on my card CC won the first
I might have to rewatch the fight.

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I might have to rewatch the fight.

Do it, it's a nice fight, but if I have 1 advice to give you, watch the fight without Rogan hyping Rory....
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:25 AM   #15
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Kudos to anyone who wants to fight Jake Ellenberger right now!

Cannot wait to see this, two of the most dynamic WW's in the world currently, fantastic fight!

Rory - how is your chin?
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