The UFC’s south Asian debut may have taken a hit with reports the Jake Ellenberger has suffered an injury in training. “The Juggernaut” allegedly suffered a leg injury while working on his striking technique at King’s MMA.
Brazilian MMA site Combate made the initial report.
Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger (29-7) has been a fixture in the UFC’s welterweight top 10 for some time now. A strong wrestler a bent for violence on the feet, Ellenberger has managed to notch 20 of his 26 wins by some form of stoppage due to strikes. Last seen losing a decision to Rory MacDonald at UFC on FOX 8, the Reign MMA product was hoping to get back on the winning track with a victory over scheduled opponent Tarec Saffiedine.
UFC Fight Night 34 is scheduled to go down on January 4th, 2014 in the south Asian city-state of Singapore. The main event was scheduled to be a welterweight clash between Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine, but that is now up in the air due to an alleged injury to Ellenberger. Stay tuned to MMASucka for more on this and other upcoming events.