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Ellenberger makes return against Barberena on June 1

 

Hard-hitting welterweight veteran Jake Ellenberger will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon on June 1, as he travels to Utica, New York to face Bryan Barberena in a UFC Fight Night bout at Adirondack Bank Center.

Headlining the event, which airs live on FS1, is a clash of bantamweight contenders between Jimmie Rivera and Marlon Moraes. Tickets go on sale on April 6.

A member of the UFC roster since 2009, Ellenberger has fought the best of the best at 170 pounds, including Carlos Condit, Robbie Lawler, Jake Shields, Stephen Thompson and Matt Brown, thrilling fans with the knockout power that earned him four post-fight performance bonuses. This June, he's back in the Octagon for the first time since April 2017 when he meets "Bam Bam" Barberena, an always exciting competitor who holds wins over Sage Northcutt, Warlley Alves, Joe Proctor and Ellenberger's brother, Joe.