UFC on Fox 8 takes place in Seattle, Washington on July 27th. The main event is a flyweight title bout pitting champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson against John Moraga. This bout is the main event of the card, but the pivotal welterweight bout between Jake Ellenberger and Rory MacDonald is the real show stealer of the card.
Both are top ten welterweights looking to continue raising their ranks up the ladder. They are also looked at as the future of the welterweight division. The winner of this bout should be the front runner for a shot at the belt.
Jake Ellenberger has explosive power in his punches. He recently made a statement by knocking out Nate Marquardt at UFC 158. He’s won 8 of his last 9 fights. He’s also defeated former top contenders Diego Sanchez and Jake Shields.
Rory MacDonald is one of the youngest fighters in the UFC. At 23 years old, he’s already being known as the heir to Georges St Pierre’s throne. He’s only lost once, losing to Carlos Condit at UFC 115. He was dominating that bout before getting TKO’d with seven seconds left in the third round. His last win over BJ Penn showed that he’s capable of competing against the best of the division.
Both of these fighters have the ability to finish this fight with one punch. Expect these two to give it their all to prove who deserves a shot at being called champion.