Welterweights Matt Brown and Jake Ellenberger set for UFC 201 matchup in Atlanta this July

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Jake Ellenberger (photo credit Jayne Kamin-Oncea © USA Today Sports)

A fight between Matt Brown and Jake Ellenberger has been added to UFC 201 in Atlanta this July, the organization announced on Thursday.

Brown this week signed a new eight fight deal with the UFC, and this will be the first fight on that deal. He’s lost three of his last four fights, getting submitted by Demian Maia in his most recent appearance earlier this month at UFC 198. This will be Brown’s 22nd fight in the organization, and he’ll try to get back on a run the likes of which he had from 2012 through 2014.

As for Ellenberger, another longtime staple in the UFC’s welterweight division, he’s in a similar spot, in need of a significant performance after losing five of his last six bouts. His best run in the UFC came in an 8-1 stretch from 2010-2013, and he’s lost two fights into this July event.

UFC 201 hits the Philips Arena on July 30, headlined by the Welterweight Title fight between Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley.

[Photo (c) Jayne Kamin-Oncea via USA Today Sports]

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