According to The Province, Rory MacDonald is set to make his UFC return against Jake Ellenberger at UFC on Fox 8.

MacDonald had to pull out of his rematch with Carlos Condit that was scheduled for UFC 158 due to a neck injury suffered in training.

The young talent holds an impressive record of 14-1, including six knockouts and six submissions, only two fights going to the judges. He is looked at as the future of the welterweight division and many believe will hold the belt after St. Pierre’s retirement.

Ellenberger is 8-2 in his last ten fights and was riding a six fight win streak before losing to Martin Kampmann last June. He is currently riding a two fight win streak and is most recently coming off an explosive first round knockout over Nate Marquardt at UFC 158 in Canada.

UFC on FOX 8 is set to take place at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington on Saturday, July 27th.

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