UFC 126: Jake Ellenberger re-booked to face Carlos Rocha on Feb. 5


Jake Ellenberger is still fighting at UFC 126 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Feb. 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Unfortunately, it won't be against perennial number one contender Jon Fitch, who was yanked from the Super Bowl fight card to throw hands with BJ Penn in Australia.

But that doesn't mean "The Juggernaut" won't have his hands full.

Stepping in for the son-of-a-Fitch will be unbeaten brawny Brazilian Carlos Eduardo Rocha, who continued his impressive run with a submission win over Kris McCray in his UFC debut back on Nov. 13.

"Ta Danado" has finished all nine of his victims with eight of those stoppages coming by way of the tap.

Ellenberger debuted in the UFC in September of 2009 against current division contender Carlos Condit, losing via controversial split decision. The hot young prospect has cruised his way to two first round stoppages since then over Mike Pyle and John Howard.

A victory against a the dangerous Rocha will most likely lead to bigger and better things within the division.

UFC 126 will feature a headlining bout of middleweight champion Anderson Silva defending his strap against the fast hands of Vitor Belfort in a fight that was originally scheduled for UFC 112.

The undercard consists of a 205-pound clash between friends as Forrest Griffin takes on Rich Franklin while a monumental showdown pitting rising prospects against each other in Jon Jones vs Ryan Bader will also take place.

Stay tuned to for future updates to this still-developing fight card.

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