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Jake O’Brien vs. Christian Wellisch Expected For UFC 94

Jake O'BrienJake O’Brien (10-2) will look to rebound from back-to-back losses against fellow-heavyweight Christian Wellisch (8-4) at UFC 94 on January 31st in Las Vegas.

According to the matchup is close to being finalized.

O’Brien emerged as a heavyweight up-and-comer with three-straight victories to start his UFC career, including a victory over veteran Heath Herring, but next suffered back-to-back losses to Andrei Arlovski and Cain Velasquez, the first two defeats of his young career.

After suffering a first-round knockout to Cheick Kongo in his UFC debut Wellisch rebounded to score back-to-back UFC wins over Anthony Perosh and Scott Junk. However, he was stopped by surging heavyweight Shane Carwin in just 44-seconds at UFC 84 in May.

The UFC welterweight title will be on the line in the UFC 94 main event, as UFC 170-pound champion Georges St-Pierre rematches 155-pound title-holder BJ Penn.

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