Earlier this morning we announced that welterweight fighters Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez where likely set to face each other on an unknown card.
BJPENN.COM learned just hours later that the two will take center stage on the UFC first trip to FUEL TV in the nights main event.
The UFC has yet to officially announce the card which is expected to take place on February 15 from Omaha Nebraska. So for the time being we will dub it, “UFC on FUEL 1: Ellenberger vs. Sanchez”.
Jake Ellenberger was last seen dispatching Jake Shields in devastating fashion during their “UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou – Shields vs. Ellenberger” main event his past September. The win put a stamp on his dominance since entering the UFC and gave him his fifth straight victory. Jake’s lone UFC loss came at the hands of Carlos Condit, via split decision, in his Octagon debut.
After dropping back to back fights to BJ Penn and John Hathaway, Diego Sanchez has found some recent success back in the UFC’s welterweight division. Coming off of two straight victories against top welterweight prospects, Martin Kampmann and Paulo Thiago a win over Ellenberger would speak volumes for his progression as a mixed martial artist. Sanchez is 6-2 in his last eight UFC bouts.