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UFN 19 Preview: Carlos Condit vs. Jake Ellenberger

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Ellenberger will be making UFC debut at UFN 19, while being a veteran of the IFL, Bodog, M-1, and Bellator fight promotions. He's currently riding a 4 fight winning streak with a combined record of 21-4. Thirteen of his victories have come via the TKO/KO variety with another 10 coming via submission. All of Ellenberger's losses have been via decision except one, and that was a submission loss to BJJ specialist Delson Heleno in the IFL. So that tells us that Elleberger is pretty durable and is difficult to finish as most guys from Team Quest are. Ellenberger is heavy handed and has stated that he wants to knock Carlos Condit out. It should also be mentioned that Ellenberger is taking this fight on short notice as he's replacing the injured Chris Lytle.

Most MMA fans know of or have seen Carlos Condit fight, as he made his UFC debut in spectacular fashion losing a razor close split decision to Martin Kampmann in April. Condit the former WEC welterweight champion, holds a overall record of 23-5 training out of Arizona Combat Sports. Thirteen of his victories have come via submission with another 10 coming via the TKO/KO variety. Condit is very durable and difficult to finish as well. The BJJ blackbelt has been submitted three times in his career, but all of those submission losses were 3+ years ago. Condit will be looking to win impressively in his second UFC fight. He's the current favorite, and he'll be looking to move into title contention with a couple of wins.

This fight should be exciting in that both fighters come to fight, and both are pretty well rounded. Ellenberger wants to stand and bang, while Condit is content with doing that as well. Condit is the more technical of the two fighters in regards to striking. However, Condit should have the edge if this fight goes to the ground although Ellenberger has some wrestling in his game while training with Team Quest. I expect Condit to win, but Ellenberger should be able to at least put up a fight. A win for Condit puts him back on the right track towards an eventual showdown with GSP, and a win for Ellenberger puts him on the UFC welterweight map.