After a blown ACL forced Chris Lytle out of his anticipated bout with Carlos Condit at UFC Fight Night 19, a replacement has been recruited to face off with “The Natural Born Killer” in the form of UFC newcomer Jake Ellenberger.
UFC Fight Night 19 is slated for September 16 from the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
The news of Ellenberger being tapped as the replacement for Lytle was first reported by MMAJunkie.com and FiveOuncesOfPain has since been able to confirm the change in opponents through sources close to the fight.
Earning a reputation as a heavy handed banger while racking up 13 knockout stoppages in his 21 total victories as a professional, Ellenberger has put together an impressive record of 21-4 while competing for numerous promotions including IFL, M-1 Challenge and King of the Cage. Some of the more impressive wins on his resume include Pat Healey, Ryan Stout and a 9 second knockout over Jose “Pele” Landi-Johns.
Of course Condit was the reigning and defending WEC welterweight champion before the UFC merged the weight class into it’s own promotion. Currently training out of Arizona Combat Sports, Condit is widely regarded as one of the best in the business currently competing at 170 pounds with wins over the likes of Frank Trigg, Brock Larson and Hiromitsu Miura throughout the course of his decorated career.