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UFC on Fox 8: Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald Targeted for Seattle

Eric Bolte - USA TODAY Sports

Eric Bolte – USA TODAY Sports

An important welterweight tilt has been added to UFC on Fox 8 as Jake Ellenberger meets Rory MacDonald. While there has been no official announcement of where the fight will land on the July car, the bout will almost certainly land on the main card. Canadian-based newspaper The Province first reported the matchup.

Jake Ellenberger comes into the fight off a huge knockout victory over Nate Marquardt. Ellenberger has won two straight since dropping a tough loss to Martin Kampmann last year.

Rory MacDonald had been set to rematch Carlos Condit at UFC 158 but was knocked off the card due to injury. MacDonald was last in action at UFC on Fox 5, which was also in Seattle.

UFC on Fox 8 marks the UFC’s return to Seattle after successful cards each of the last few years. The fight card will take place July 27 at the KeyArena. No main event has been named at this time, however UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (a Washington native) is aiming to return from injury on the July fight card.

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