Barberena (13-5-0) has rotated wins and losses in his last four UFC bouts, with the last appearance being a unanimous decision loss to Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night Rotterdam. Barberenahas fought Jake's brother Joe Ellenberger, picking up a third round TKO victory at UFC On Fox 13. Barberena has suffered a total of five losses as a professional MMA fighter, but he has yet to be defeated by way of KO/TKO.
Ellenberger (31-14-0) has won just one of his last six under the UFC banner, with that win coming over Matt Brown at UFC 201. Ellenberger enters the contest on a three fight losing streak and that aforementioned win over Brown came in July of 2016, meaning that Ellenberger hasn't gotten a win in over two years. Ellenberger hasn't gone the distance in well over two years, as his last bout to go to the judge's scorecards came in January of 2016.
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