UFC Fight Night 25: Predictions, previews and a complete guide to 'Shields vs Ellenberger'

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For fans of mixed martial arts, this past week has been a slow crawl of steadily rising anticipation for tonight's "Shields vs. Ellenberger" event, going down at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.

UFC Fight Night 25 will feature a welterweight bout pitting former top contender Jake Shields as he seeks to get back into the title hunt at the expense of rising star Jake Ellenberger.

On top of that, Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 11 winner Court McGee makes his return from injury looking to build on his TUF success back on Spike TV against middleweight "Ox," Dongi Yang.

It's been a flurry of non-stop news, analysis, quotes, predictions and previews for the past week and it's certainly understandable if you missed out on a few stories.

But don't worry, Maniacs, we've got you covered. 

In cased you missed any or all of it — or just want to keep the discussion alive — below are links to all the major storylines heading into tonight's broadcast.

In we go:

UFC Fight Night 25: "Shields vs. Ellenberger"

Fight card and line-up

Results and live fight coverage

UFC Fight Night 25 predictions and previews:

Predictions from Nostradumbass

Facebook "Prelims" preview and predictions

Fight preview: Jake Shields vs. Jake Ellenberger

Fight preview: Court McGee vs. Dongi Yang

Fight preview: Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald

Fight preview: Jonathan Brookins vs. Erik Koch

UFC Fight Night 25 weigh-ins:

Weigh-in results

Weigh-in photos gallery

Weigh-in staredown pics

Weigh-in highlights videos

UFC Fight Night 25 odds:

Jake Shields vs. Jake Ellenberger

Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald

Jonathan Brookins vs. Erik Koch

UFC Fight Night 25 news:

Event poster

Exclusive interview with Cody McKenzie

Exclusive interview with Seth Baczynski

UFC Fight Night 25 editorials:

History in the Making: Jake Ellenberger makes his Octagon debut

History in the Making: Alan Belcher welcomes Yoshihiro Akiyama to the UFC

Jake Shields needs to move back up to middleweight to stay relevant

What would a win mean for Alan Belcher?

Jake Ellenberger doesn't give a crap about Floyd Mayweather

Court McGee hasn't lost his drive

Evan Dunahm going to do whatever he wants

Evan Dunham wants to be elite again

UFC Fight Night 25 videos:

The Shoot! with the two Jakes

Jake Ellenberger plans to put the pressure on

Jake Shields vs. Jake Ellenberger preview

Court McGee vs. Dongi Yang preview

Jake Shields is just another guy in the way of Jake Ellenberger's title shot

Cody McKenzie isn't worried about Vagner Rocha's vaunted ground game

That, my friends, should be enough to keep you talking -- at least for the time being.

What has been the biggest story heading into this event? The utter and complete lack of promotion on the part of UFC? Jake Shields fighting so soon after the death of his father? Something else?

Sound off, Maniacs.

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