Jake Ellenberger vs Tarec Saffiedine, Joe Ellenberger vs Yancy Medeiros Added to UFC 172


Jake Ellenberger


Jake Ellenberger


  • 29-7 MMA / 8-3 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Jake Shields, Nate Marquardt, Jay Hieron

Tarec Saffiedine

Tarec Saffiedine

  • 15-3 MMA /1-0 UFC Record
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Nate Marquardt, Hyun Gyu Lim, Tyler Stinson


Joe Ellenberger

Joe Ellenberger

  • 14-1 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Joe Wilk (x2), James Warfield

Yancey Medeiros

Yancy Medeiros

  • 10-1 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
  • Won 10 of Last 11 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Raul Castillo, Gareth Joseph, Yves Edwards


UFC 172

April 26th, 2014

Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Arena


Jake Ellenberger had a two-fight win streak snapped at UFC on FOX 8, after an uninspiring performance against Rory MacDonald, losing a unanimous decision. He had previously been in title shot consideration with back-to-back wins over Jay Hieron and Nate Marquardt. Ellenberger still holds an impressive 8-3 record in arguably the UFC’s toughest division, with five of those victories coming by knockout.

The last Strikeforce welterweight champion, Tarec Saffiedine, made a successful UFC debut at Fight Night 34, earning a hard-fought unanimous decision win over Hyun Gyu Lim. He’s now won five-straight fights in his career, including a decision win over Nate Marquardt in January of last year to win the world title.

Joe Ellenberger makes his UFC debut on a two-fight win streak, but hasn’t competed since December of 2012 when he stopped Joe Wilk in the first round with a TKO. Twelve of his fourteen career victories have come by stoppages (8 KO/TKO, 4 Submission).

Yancy Medeiros won his first fight in the octagon in his sophomore appearance, stopping Yves Edwards in the first round via knockout. He previously suffered the first loss of his career in his UFC debut, losing to Rustam Khabilov by TKO, due to a broken thumb he suffered while catching himself on a takedown.


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