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Jake Ellenberger Likes Potential Fight Against GSP or Condit

Written on September 19, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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After winning over Jake Shields at last Saturday's UFC Fight Night 25, Jake Ellenberger likes to have a match against Georges St-Pierre or Carlos Condit.

While up-and-coming welterweight talent – Jake Ellenberger – needed just 53 seconds to knock Jake Shields out, it was hardly the easiest victory of his career. In fact, he admitted that it was quite difficult to put aside his compassion to the former welterweight title contender — whose father passed away prior to last Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 25.

But he did what he exactly had to do — netting his fifth consecutive win under the UFC banner. Now, the 26-year-old fighter has his sights set on the top of the division. Jake Ellenberger is also confident that he would serve as a tough test to the winner of the upcoming UFC 137 welterweight title match between Georges St-Pierre and Carlos Condit.

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Robert Peralta Signs to UFC, Faces Mike Lullo at UFN 25

Written on September 06, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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A new fighter will make his way in the Octagon, as Robert Peralta faces Mike Lullo at UFC Fight Night 25 on September 17.

Featherweight fighter, Robert Peralta, has inked a deal with UFC and will make his debut at UFC Fight Night 25 against Mike Lullo. He will step in for the injured Mackens Semerzier, who was forced to withdraw due to hand injury.

A former Gladiator Challenge 145-pound title holder, Robert Peralta is known for spoiling Hiroyuki Takaya’s Strikeforce debut via split decision. That victory extended to seven-fight win streak, with six of those coming via knockout or submission. Mike Lullo, on the other hand, went down a scale after losing to Edson Barboza last November. The said defeat snapped his eight-fight win streak.

UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou will go down on September 17 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Spike TV will broadcast the main card which will feature a welterweight battle between Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger.

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Mackens Semerzier and DaMarques Johnson, Out of UFN 25

Written on September 01, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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One bout was scrapped from UFN 25's fight card, as both Mackens Semerzier and DaMarques Johnson suffered injuries.

Both Mackens Semerzier and DaMarques Johnson will not be able to compete at UFN 25: Battle at the Bayou, as the two of them suffered injuries.

Taking action at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, UFC Fight Night 25 will green lit a welterweight battle between Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger. Also in the main card is a middleweight bout pitting Court McGee and Dongi Yang. Jonathan Brookins will lock horns against Erik Koch at the event’s featherweight match.

Replacement for the injured Mackens Semerzier and DaMarques Johnson is expected to be announced shortly. So just keep it posted here at Fighting Insider.

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Jake Shields: Still Fighting at UFN 25 After Father’s Death

Written on September 01, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Despite the recent demise of his father, Jake Shields will still continue his bout against Jake Ellenberger at UFN 25: Battle at the Bayou.

After the recent death of his father, UFC welterweight fighter – Jake Shields – will still go through his match against Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 25. His decision to continue was confirmed by UFC officials with MMA Fighting.

It was GracieFighter.com that broke the news on Tuesday about Jack Shields’ passing at the age of 67. And while the cause of death has not yet been disclosed, Sherdog.com reported that Jake Shields’ father-slash-manager died in his sleep on Monday at his Sacramento, California home. Jack Shields served as his son’s manager since 2002.

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