Brown (20-14) is coming off of a submission loss to Demian Maia at UFC 198 on May 14. “The Immortal” was on the cusp of a title shot in 2014 after putting together a seven-fight winning streak, but has come up short against the top of the division. He’s lost three of his last four fights to Robbie Lawler, Johny Hendricks, and Maia.
Ellenberger (30-11) is in desperate need of a win. He’s lost five of his last six fights and hasn’t put together back-to-back wins since 2013. “The Juggernaut” may be fighting for his job when he faces Brown.
UFC 201 takes place at Philips Arena in Atlanta on July 30. The pay-per-view event his headlined by the welterweight title fight between champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Tyron Woodley. Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson puts his title on the line against Wilson Reis in the fight card’s co-main event.