Joe Ellenberger to debut at UFC 172 against Yancy Medeiros

joe-ellenberger-1UFC officials have announced that Joe Ellenberger will make his promotional debut at UFC 172 against Yancy Medeiros in a lightweight bout. Ellenberger is the twin brother of current UFC welterweight Jake Ellenberger who will also be fighting on the UFC 172 card.

The event is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Baltimore Arena on April 26th. It will be headlined by the UFC light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and challenger Glover Teixeira.

Ellenberger (14-1) is coming off a TKO win in his last outing against Joe Wilk. Medeiros (10-1) is coming off a first round KO win over UFC veteran Yves Edwards in his last outing in November 2013.

The tentative UFC 172 card is below:

  • Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira
  • Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine
  • Joe Ellenberger vs. Yancy Medeiros

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