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Rory MacDonald Returns Against Jake Ellenberger at UFC on FOX 8, July 27th in Seattle

(MacDonald shifts around some of BJ Penn’s organs during his most recent appearance at UFC on FOX 5 in December. / Photo via Getty Images)

In the wake of Rory MacDonald‘s UFC 158 injury withdrawal and all the hype surrounding that card’s remaining welterweights, the trenchcoat-wearing sociopath temporarily became a forgotten man in the 170-pound division. Fortunately, “Ares” will be back this summer to continue his rise to the top. The UFC has confirmed that MacDonald will face Jake Ellenberger at UFC on Fox 8, July 27th at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.

While MacDonald is riding a four-fight win streak dating back to his domination of Nate Diaz at UFC 129 in April 2011, Ellenberger is coming off his nasty knockout of Nate Marquardt at UFC 158, which upped his Octagon record to 8-2. With previous UFC wins over Jay Hieron, Diego Sanchez, Jake Shields, and Mike Pyle, Ellenberger has become one of the most accomplished fighters in the division, and this fight could go a long way to secure the future title prospects of the winner.

The only other match booked for UFC on FOX 8 is Mac Danzig vs. Melvin Guillard; a main event has yet to be announced. So will MacDonald look sharp in his return fight, or will Ellenberger wear his teeth as a necklace?


  1. Jon Fitch and Exciting in the same sentence Says:

    Thu, 04/11/13 - 06:59

    I would like to see J-Burger win early in the 1st via questionable/flash TKO. McDonald is such a whack-job. I think one of those losses would really push him over the edge and make him say and do even weirder things.
  2. Fried Taco Says:

    Thu, 04/11/13 - 07:39

    Oooh, this will be good!
  3. Spitting into the wind Says:

    Thu, 04/11/13 - 08:22

    Im surprised by this actually. I mean Rory is just going to take out another viable challenger for the title here. Altho if Ellenberger does pull it off it immediately catapults him into the next title shot. I just dont see him beating Rory and Rory wont fight GSP so one fewer tite challengers is the most likely result.
  4. mookiestick Says:

    Thu, 04/11/13 - 09:08

    Im not a big fan of this fight either. Viable contenders knocking each other off? I like Ellenberger a lot and he has a good chance of a flash KO as mentioned above. Heavy hands. I like Rory too, I think he is more refined than Ellenberger. Dont like this fight. It's like the Machida Henderson fight. Nobody wins in a fight like this.
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    Thu, 04/11/13 - 10:50

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  6. Hinarf Says:

    Thu, 04/11/13 - 12:09

    Is it to early in his career to question his constant backne?
  7. oc in this bitch Says:

    Thu, 04/11/13 - 03:50

    FINALLY!!!!! holy shit ive been waiting and wondering why the fuck this fight wasnt made 2 years ago.i think everyones been dyin to see this forever.
  8. oc in this bitch Says:

    Thu, 04/11/13 - 03:52

    how can u guys not be a fan of this fight?two guys fighting to see whos the best contender.isnt that how it works?wtf?
  9. Rampages Conscience Says:

    Thu, 04/11/13 - 05:59

    Yes. I am a 28-year old non-steroid user with constant backne. It just happens to some of us...
  10. mookiestick Says:

    Thu, 04/11/13 - 07:17

    I'm 48 years old and I still get back to me. I think its from rolling around on the map in BJJ.I guess I really don't like this fight because I like both fighters. Its pretty simple. I just hate to see either of them lose. That's all
  11. oc in this bitch Says:

    Thu, 04/11/13 - 11:10

    my bad mook i hear ya there i get that all the time.i thought u meant like its a bad fight or somethin.ive been prayin for this fight for years and always wondered why they never made it and its finally here.crazy. roidy mcdonald should be able to handle him without much of a prob i think.
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    Fri, 04/12/13 - 11:35

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    Sun, 06/23/13 - 01:47

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    Mon, 04/07/14 - 09:11

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