Jake Ellenberger gets replacement opponent for UFC Fight Night 131 in Utica

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Braden
3/29/18 10:33:46PM
After Bryan Barberena was forced out due to injury, Jake Ellenberger will now meet Ben Saunders at June’s UFC Fight Night 131 event.

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Braden
3/29/18 10:34:21PM
The latest UFC Fight Night 131 card now includes:

Marlon Moraes vs. Jimmie Rivera
Walt Harris vs. Daniel Spitz
Sijara Eubanks vs. Lauren Murphy
Jarred Brooks vs. Hector Sandoval
Sam Alvey vs. Gian Villante
Gregor Gillespie vs. Vinc Pichel
Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel
Jake Ellenberger vs. Ben Saunders
shaneTpain
3/30/18 2:02:03PM
Even better fight imo. This card is shaping up excellent
aussiemma
3/30/18 4:03:56PM

Posted by shaneTpain

Even better fight imo. This card is shaping up excellent



No way. Saunders is a level down from Barbarena at this stage and a many levels down as far as taking damage. Ellenberger should put him away and this should be Saunders last ufc fight you would think.
tildengolfer
3/31/18 2:44:13AM
But of a question mark for me. Two fading guys fighting for relevance. Barbarena and Ellenberger intrigued me more than the current. BUT! I am still interested in who wants it more. I think Ellenberger takes it, he has been more methodical and game-plan-oriented in his last 5-6 fights.
PitFighter28
3/31/18 5:09:51AM

Posted by aussiemma


Posted by shaneTpain

Even better fight imo. This card is shaping up excellent



No way. Saunders is a level down from Barbarena at this stage and a many levels down as far as taking damage. Ellenberger should put him away and this should be Saunders last ufc fight you would think.



I agree, Saunders is getting KO’d.
airkerma
3/31/18 5:46:05AM

Posted by PitFighter28


Posted by aussiemma


Posted by shaneTpain

Even better fight imo. This card is shaping up excellent



No way. Saunders is a level down from Barbarena at this stage and a many levels down as far as taking damage. Ellenberger should put him away and this should be Saunders last ufc fight you would think.



I agree, Saunders is getting KO’d.



I double disagree. Shane is right that this is a better fight but also disagree with you two that Burger King holds much of an advantage. He's been on a serious slide for years, getting koed in several recent bouts. His win over brown (also on a slide) was his only win other than koscheck in the last 5 years.

If Killa be uses kicks from the outside and avoids the Whoppers he could easily take this fight.
aussiemma
4/1/18 7:58:18AM

Posted by airkerma


Posted by PitFighter28


Posted by aussiemma


Posted by shaneTpain

Even better fight imo. This card is shaping up excellent



No way. Saunders is a level down from Barbarena at this stage and a many levels down as far as taking damage. Ellenberger should put him away and this should be Saunders last ufc fight you would think.



I agree, Saunders is getting KO’d.



I double disagree. Shane is right that this is a better fight but also disagree with you two that Burger King holds much of an advantage. He's been on a serious slide for years, getting koed in several recent bouts. His win over brown (also on a slide) was his only win other than koscheck in the last 5 years.

If Killa be uses kicks from the outside and avoids the Whoppers he could easily take this fight.



You have to look at who Ellenberger has been fighting too with his string of losses. You have Rory Macdonald, Saffadeine, Lawler, Wonderboy, Masvidal. I mean all of those guys apart from Saffadeine are killers. I really think it's more of the competition Ellenberger has faced rather than himself getting any worse.