Joe Ellenberger (14-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet Frank Trevino (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 44 in June. UFC officials announced the new lightweight fight overnight.
Joe Ellenberger, who is the brother of fellow UFC Fighter Jake Ellenberger will be making his UFC debut in this fight. Ellenberger has been fighting in VFC (Victory Fighting Championship) as of late. He went on a 12 fight winning streak until he met Justin Salas back in October of 2011 where he lost via Unanimous decision. After that loss, he began his two fight winning streak with wins over Jesse Zeugin via rear naked choke in March of 2012 and then a TKO victory over Joe Wilk in December of 2012. Joe has eight wins by knockout, four wins by submission and two wins by decision.
Frank Trevino is undefeated and is stepping into the Octagon for the second time in his career. Before making his UFC debut, he beat Joseph Daily via Unanimous decision in 2013 and then Lester Batres via Unanimous decision also in 2013. He made his UFC debut at UFC 171 against Renee Forte and won the fight via Unanimous decision. He has four wins by Knockout, four wins by Submission and four wins by decision totaling twelve fight wins.
UFC Fight Night 44 takes place June 28 at San Antonio’s AT&T Center. Rumors have the card set for a Fox Sports 1 / Fight Pass combination broadcast, but that is not confirmed as of this writing. UFC officials will be adding more fights to this card so keep it locked on MMA frenzy for the latest.