A win against each other will change the course of their early UFC Career.
The native of Iloilo and one of the few Pinoy UFC fighters active right now secured his next fight after the scheduled bout against the last and the only conqueror of another Pinoy UFC Fighter CJ De Tomas got Injured. Naoki Inoue and Jenel was scheduled to fight in September but was scrapped due to injury.
Today, Jenel Lausa officially announced on his social media account that he will be facing American from Davenport, Iowa in the undercard for Marcin Tybura and Mark Hunt on November 19, 2017, in Sydney, Australia.
Jenel who last fought on April 8 suffered his only defeat in the UFC against Undefeated prospect from Russia (14-0), Magomed Bibulatov. Lausa, who is looking to get back into the winning column currently have a 1W and 1L record in the UFC, however, his total MMA record is 7 wins and 3 losses.
His opponent Eric Shelton, on the other hand, is also looking for redemption as he suffered two heart-wrenching split decisions in the UFC his last two fights. Nicknamed as Showtime, he is looking to put on a show and travel half across the world in a must-win situation.
Lausa and Shelton still got a pretty decent record but both fighters know that a win against each other is a must.
Jenel Lausa thanked his wife, teammates, and friends on his social media posts while signing the UFC contract.
From our last conversation with Jenel, we know that he has been prepared and has been waiting for this call-up from the UFC. We wish Jenel Lasua well and we hope for the best!