It took all three-rounds for Ellenberger to secure victory tonight, but it wasn’t without its complications. After a pretty one-sided first two rounds Diego Sanchez was able to hurt Ellenberger in the third and eventually take the back of his opponent where he pretty much ended the fight delivering punch after punch after punch. In the end though, the judges scored it three rounds to two for Ellenberger.
The UFC gave away $50,000 for their Fight of the Night Bonuses to four fighters. Both Jake Ellnberger and Diego Sanchez took home “Fight of the Night”, Ivan Menjivar took home “Submission of the Night” and Stipe Miocic received “Knock Out of the Night” Honors.
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MAIN CARD: (FUEL TV)
Jake Ellenberger def. Diego Sanchez via unanimous decision 29-28/29-28/29-28
Stefan Struve def. Dave Herman via TKO (ref stoppage) Round 2, 3:52
Ronny Markes def. Aaron Simpson via split decision 29-28/29-28/29-28
Stipe Miocic def. Philip De Fries via Knockout 0:43
T.J. Dillashaw def. Walel Watson via unanimous decision 30-25/30-25/30-26
Ivan Menjivar def. John Albert via submission (Rear naked choke) Round 1, 3:45
PRELIMINARY CARD: (Facebook)
Jonathan Brookins def. Vagner Rocha via knockout Round 1, 1:32
Sean Loeffler vs. Buddy Roberts FIGHT CANCELLED LOEFFLER INJURED
Justin Salas def. Anton Kuivanen via unanimous decision 30-27/30-27/29,27
Tim Means def. Bernardo Magalhaes via unanimous decision 30-27/30-26/30-26