Fitch replaces Ellenberger, fights Saunders at UFC 111 main card

by Steven Marrocco and Dann Stupp | source:

Hours after learning opponent Thiago Alves failed a CT scan and was scratched from the card, his opponent, Jon Fitch has agreed to replace Jake Ellenberger and fight Ben Saunders on the UFC 111 pay-per-view main card.

A source told said Saunders specifically asked for the new bout when Fitch became available.

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UFC 111 Main Card
Georges St. Pierre vs. Dan Hardy
Frank Mir vs. Shane Carwin
Jon Fitch vs. Ben Saunders
Kurt Pellegrino vs. Fabricio Camoes
Jim Miller vs. Mark Bocek

UFC 111 on Spike:
Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Brown
Nate Diaz vs. Rory Markham

UFC 111 Prelims
Rousimar Palhares vs. Tomasz Drwal
Jarred Hamman vs. Rodney Wallace
Matthew Riddle vs. Greg Soto

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Mike Sanders site profile image  

3/25/10 11:09 PM by Mike Sanders

LOL what a dumb bastard. Seriously bro try to make your trolling depend on something like a mental illness gimmick or even racism against an unusual ethnic group (e.g. eskimos) rather than these ridiculous inferences on your part which anyone to have read up until this point can see are clearly false. If your post were serious, I would tell you that you had confused "stating one factor in favor of" a particular conclusion with some sort of silent, physically and/or mentally weak firm adherence to it. But it isn't, so I guess that won't be necessary? BTW Yes at this stage it is probably impossible to tell who is tougher. However, in one important aspect of toughness determination (TKO losses) ellenberger is a point ahead of Fitch. Maybe if you took spent more time actually reading this thread rather than mailing "parker" asking for his sweaty jock(s) for what you call "research purposeS" you would actually be able to see that A)several other people on this thread think ellenberger is a tougher fight for saunders and B)there are some people who post here that DON'T want to be felt up in Fitch's "boiler room" while watching the first two rounds of his fight against mike pierce like you obviously do bro. Different folks and all that but don't assume everyone has your same sick desires and shoddy logic

FitchFan site profile image  

3/25/10 10:07 PM by FitchFan

So yah, you basically said he was tougher without ballsing up and saying it. I think it's impossible to tell who is "tougher" but I think everyone on here except for you is in agreement that Fitch is the better fighter and therefore a tougher fight.

Mike Sanders site profile image  

3/25/10 10:04 PM by Mike Sanders

WTF are you talking about? lol. So because ellenberger is not 185 champ Anderson Silva ben can't possibly have taken his huge KO power advantage over fitch into consideration when deciding to step out of that matchup? bwahahahahabtw if you want to get technical about it ellenberger has a better KO % than anderson ;)

frontrowbrian site profile image  

3/25/10 9:44 PM by frontrowbrian

You're making Ellenberger out to be Anderson Silva. Get a grip  

CRBMoney14 site profile image  

3/25/10 9:41 PM by CRBMoney14

LOL You alright?Ellenberger has only been submitted once and Fitch has been finished twice. But thats irrelevant anyway.What is relevant is that you need to take a step back from the keyboard bro.I think most people who follow MMA would agree that at this point in time theres is "NO" doubt that Fitch is better then Ellenberger

Mike Sanders site profile image  

3/25/10 9:34 PM by Mike Sanders

I can tell you that I've heard from some UFC fighters firsthand that they'd rather lose a decision against a wrestler than get KTFO. Shouldn't you have picked that up during one of your many conversations in the FRONT ROW, or does the sound of loud top 40-style rap music make it hard for you to hear people sitting around you? ;)

Mike Sanders site profile image  

3/25/10 9:32 PM by Mike Sanders

I didn't say Ellenberger was necessarily tougher but there is ZERO reason to think that fitch is "tougher" unless you mean "a more difficult fight" and not "tougher" in the normal sense. Why would anyone say Fitch is tougher and act like they know that for sure? Based on record one guy has been finished with strikes and one guy hasn't. Don't act like your intuitions overwhelm reality if you don't have anything funny to back it up with bro. This troll of yours has become stale

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3/25/10 9:08 PM by frontrowbrian

Ellenberger has better one shot KO power but there's no comparison in resumes. Fitch is 11-0 in UFC taking out the GSP fight who is in a league of his own. Fighting Fitch is basically forfeiting the possibility of getting your win bonus because Fitch always finds a way to win.

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3/25/10 8:52 PM by FitchFan

You're calling me a troll? Somebody needs a hormone check...And I love how you try to say that Ellenberger is tougher than Fitch because of one finish when he was new to the sport. When Jake has faced the same level of competition Fitch has you can compare who is tougher, until then STFU troll

Mike Sanders site profile image  

3/25/10 8:45 PM by Mike Sanders

Fitch is supposed to beat Saunders. If Ben loses, he can say "oh, I stepped up" and people like you will automatically believe him. Who would you rather have an MMA fight with, BRIAN, Jon Fitch or Jake Ellenberger? lmfao. Ellenberger would break your face