A bantamweight tilt pitting Ken Stone against Donny Walker is the latest addition to an impressive roster for the UFC’s forthcoming Fight Night 25 event. Both men remain winless inside of the octagon, and given some uninspiring performances, a loss here could easily equate to walking papers for either man.
In another fight that could see the loser leave town, Daniel Roberts will collide with Anthony Waldburger in a welterweight duel. A loss for Roberts means three consecutive defeats; he’s certainly in no position to flirt with danger. Waldburger dropped his last fight to Johny Henrdicks at Fight Night 24, and while a loss to Roberts may not earn him a pink slip, it’ll certainly leave him on the cusp of unemployment.
In the events headlining bout, former title challenger Jake Shields will meet surging prospect, Jake Ellenberger.
Shields sports a promotional record of just 1-1, having beaten Martin Kampmann via decision in his promotional debut, and subsequently dropping a five round decision to current champion Georges St. Pierre.
Ellenberger in contrast enters the bout with momentum on his side, as he’s pieced together an impressive four fight winning streak. Amongst his recent victims are John Howard and Mike Pyle. Ellenberger’s UFC record stands at 4-1.
Check out the 11 bouts now official for the event, which unfolds on September 17, from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
Jake Shields vs. Jake Ellenberger
Court McGee vs. Dongi Yang
Jonathan Brookins vs. Erik Koch
Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald
Cody McKenzie vs. Vagner Rocha
Evan Dunham vs. Shamar Bailey
Matt Riddle vs. Lance Benoist
Ken Stone vs. Donny Walker
DaMarques Johnson vs. Clay Harvison
Daniel Roberts vs. Anthony Waldburger
Mackens Semerzier vs. Mike Lullo
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