UFC Fight Night 25, dubbed ‘Battle On The Bayou’ thanks to a sponsorship deal with Bud Light takes place on Saturday night in Louisiana and airs live on Spike TV.
Headlining the show will be a welterweight clash between former No.1 contender Jake Shields and the fast rising Jake Ellenberger.
Shields was given the option to back out of this fight after his father, who also served as his manager, suddenly passed away just a few weeks ago. It must have been a tough decision but Shields opted instead to go ahead with the fight as planned.
TUF season 11 winner Court McGee takes co-main event status and will face the South korean Dongi ‘The Ox’ Yang who’s currently 1-1 in the promotion.
In featherweight action the talented Erik Koch will fight another TUF winner, this time season 12’s Jonathan Brookins who’ll be making his debut at 145lbs.
Finall the main card will be opened by the long awaited return of Alan Belcher who’s spent the best part of 18 months out of the Octagon following a serious eye injury that almost threatened his career. Happily he’s now fit to fight again and will face Jason MacDonald.
See the full fight card below.
- Jake Shields vs. Jake Ellenberger
- Court McGee vs. Dongi Yang
- Erik Koch vs. Jonathan Brookins
- Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald
- Cody McKenzie vs. Vagner Rocha
- Evan Dunham vs. Shamar Bailey
- Lance Benoist vs. Matt Riddle
- Clay Harvison vs. Seth Baczynski
- Ken Stone vs. Donny Walker
- Daniel Roberts vs. TJ Waldburger
- Mike Lullo vs. Robert Peralta
- Justin Edwards vs. Jorge Lopez