UFC officials announced an outstanding welterweight fight today when top ten welterweights Josh Koscheck and Jake Ellenberger will square off in the co-main event at UFC 151 on September 1st.
Josh Koscheck (17-6) is coming off a split decision loss to Johny Hendricks in May. Koscheck had won two consecutive fights prior to the loss and will look to get back on the winning track with a win over another top welterweight in Ellenberger.
Jake Ellenberger (27-6) is coming off a TKO loss against Martin Kampmann in June. Ellenberger was on the cusp of a title shot prior to the loss to Kampmann in which many people thought he was the favorite to beat Kampmann. Ellenberger will be looking to right the ship with a win over a former title contender in Koscheck. Both guys have good KO power and wrestling backgrounds, so we could be in some fireworks early!
The UFC 151 card thus far is below:
- Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson
- Josh Koscheck vs. Jake Ellenberger
- Michael Johnson vs. Danny Castillo
- Thiago Tavares vs. Dennis Hallman
- Dennis Siver vs. Eddie Yagin
- John Lineker vs. Yasuhiro Urushatani
- Takeya Mizugaki vs. Jeff Hougland
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