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UFC Fight Night 44’s Joe Ellenberger Receives Another Opponent, Fight Card Set

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Hopefully, for the last time, both UFC officials and Joe Ellenberger are done tinkering with UFC Fight Night 44. Ellenberger has now been paired up with newcomer Bryan Barberena for the card.

Set for June 28 from San Antonio, the event features a main event between Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens. Other FOX Sports 1 main card fights include Kelvin Gastelum-Nicholas Musoke and Andrew Craig-Cezar Ferreira.

Barberena (9-2) replaces Johnny Case, who was removed following a failed eye exam. The MMA Lab fighter is on a six-fight win streak that includes five stoppage victories.

Ellenberger (14-1) will finally be making his debut after signing with the promotion earlier this year. He has had several fighters either removed due to injury or change in fight plans.

Below is the scheduled card:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)

Featherweight: Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens

Welterweight: Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nico Musoke

Middleweight: Andrew Craig vs. Cezar Ferreira

Featherweight: Ricardo Lamas vs. Hacran Dias

Middleweight: Clint Hester vs. Antonio Brago Neto

Lightweight: Joe Ellenberger vs. Bryan Barberena


Lightweight: Colton Smith vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira

Bantamweight: Johnny Bedford vs. Cody Gibson

Middleweight: Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Andy Enz

Flyweight: Ryan Benoit vs. Ray Borg

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7:30 p.m. ET)

Heavyweight: Anthony Hamilton vs. Oleksiy Oliynyk