There’s an interesting welterweight showdown on tap for the UFC Fight Night 108 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, set for the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sat., April 22, 2017.
Jake Ellenberger vs. Mike Perry, according to LA Times.
Ellenberger (31-12), at one time, was one of the most feared strikers in the 170-pound division, capturing six straight and toppling the likes of Jake Shields and Diego Sanchez, among others.
Unfortunately, “The Juggernaut” has not won back-to-back fights in over three years and has been finished in four of his last six losses. One more high-profile defeat and the soon-to-be 32-year-old slugger could be on the chopping block.
Perry (9-1), meanwhile, is also looking to rebound from a recent loss, having been out-handsomed by Alan Jouban last December on FOX. “Platinum” has become something of an internet sensation — on the MMA boards — for his foulmouth and frequent humor.
He also has nine knockouts in nine wins.
UFC Fight Night 108 will be headlined by the featherweight showdown pitting longtime veteran Cub Swanson opposite resurgent power puncher Artem Lobov. In the FOX Sports 1 co-main event, Diego Sanchez throws hands against the returning Al Iaquinta.
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