Jake Ellenberger vs. Carlos Eduardo Rocha at UFC 126 in Las Vegas, Nevada

Jake Ellenberger has a new opponent for UFC 126 in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 5th, 2011 when he faces welterweight Brazilian prospect, Carlos Eduardo Rocha after Jon Fitch was bumped to the main event vs. BJ Penn when the promotions returns Down Under.

Ellenberger is riding a two-fight winning streak after defeating experienced vet, Mike Pyle and the heavy hitting, John Howard. Ellenberger was set to face Ben Saunders at UFC 111 in Newark, New Jersey as a replacement for the injured Martin Kampmann; however, once Jon Fitch’s opponent, Thiago Alves, was forced out due to a brain irregularity, Saunders requested and was granted a fight against Fitch instead.

Rocha comes in with his head high following a impressive first round submission win over “The Ultimate Fighter 11” runner-up Kris McCray via kneebar at UFC 122 earlier this month.

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