Bryan Barberena vs. Jake Ellenberger Booked for UFC Lincoln

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Bryan Barberena
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A new bout in the way of Bryan Barberena vs. Jake Ellenberger has been apparently booked for the upcoming UFC Lincoln event.

Barberena announced this welterweight showdown against Ellenberger in a post that was shared on his official Twitter account that read, “BamBam’s Back August 25th Lincoln Nebraska!.”

If you recall, Barberena and Ellenberger were slated to fight in June at UFC Fight Night 131 but that fight got nixed after Barberena was forced off the card with an injury.

This led to Ellenberger suffering a TKO loss to replacement Ben Saunders at the show, which marked his third straight loss inside of the Octagon and his fifth in his past six fights.

On the flip side, Barberena has traded wins and losses over his past four fights that include a decision loss to Leon Edwards in his most recent bout.

It turns out that Al Iaquinta won’t be fighting Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC Lincoln due to Iaquinta pulling out of the fight after the promotion officially announced it. Now, Gaethje and James Vick are slated to headline this upcoming fight night event.

UFC Lincoln is set to take place on August 25, 2018 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The main card will air on FOX Sports 1 while the preliminary card will be split broadcasted on FOX Sports 1 and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass. The promotion will be announcing more bouts for this event in the coming weeks.

The Card

Justin Gaethje vs. James Vick
Angela Hill vs. Alexa Grasso
Andre Fili vs. Michael Johnson
Antonio Braga Neto vs. Andrew Sanchez
Eryk Anders vs. Tim Williams
Iuri Alcantara vs. Cory Sandhagen
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. John Moraga
Luke Sanders vs. Rani Yahya
Joanne Calderwood vs. Kalindra Faria
Drew Dober vs. Jon Tuck
Mickey Gall vs. George Sullivan
Bryan Barberena vs. Jake Ellenberger

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