James Moontasri Replaces Bryan Barberena Against Joe Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 44
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 06.18.2014
Another opponent change for Ellenberger…
MMAjunkie reports that Joe Ellenberger is out of another opponent for his upcoming UFC debut. According to sources close to the promotion, Bryan Barberena has been forced to drop out of his scheduled bout with Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 44. The reported replacement for the fight is James Moontasri, who would also make his Octagon debut with the fight.
An official announcement on the fight replacement is expected to be announced soon. UFC Fight Night 44 is set for June 28 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The main card and four preliminary bouts will air on Fox Sports 1. An additional prelim will stream on UFC Fight Pass.
This is Ellenberger's third opponent change for the fight card. He was originally going to face Frank Trevino. The match-up was later changed to Johnny Case, then Baberena, and now Moontasri.