Veteran UFC welterweight fighter Jake Ellenberger suffered his fourth stoppage loss in a row tonight at the hands of Bryan Barberena.
Barberena was able to hurt Ellenberger with punches in the opening minutes of round one and refused to let up. The always tough “Juggernaut” would eventually fight his way back up to his feet only to be knocked down by another hard right hand from his opponent.
Following the official decision, Jake Ellenberger took to the mic where he announced his retirement from mixed martial arts.
The 33-year-old native of Omaha, Nebraska finishes his career with an overall record of 31-15.
Jake Ellenberger captured wins over Jake Shields, Diego Sanchez, Nate Marquardt, Josh Koscheck and Matt Brown during his fantastic career.
Check out how Ellenberger’s peers reacted to his retirement at UFC Lincoln:
Congrats on a great career @EllenbergerMMA 👏🏽
— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) August 26, 2018
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) August 26, 2018
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) August 26, 2018
Always liked Jake "the Juggernaut" Ellenberger and had a soft spot for him in my Canadian heart. Nothing but respect for a fellow fighter who's had a great career. Congrats, @EllenbergerMMA, and thank you. 🙏🙏🙏 #UFCLincoln pic.twitter.com/fuMjkDSSUi
— The Mane Event™ (@EliasTheodorou) August 26, 2018
Respect to @EllenbergerMMA happy to have shared the cage with you even though you whooped my ass
— Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) August 26, 2018
Class move by Jake Ellenberger laying down the gloves in his home state! I called his early fights in M1, dude is nothing but class and wish him the best in the next chapter of his life.
— Jimmy Smith (@jimmysmithmma) August 26, 2018
Congrats on a great career @EllenbergerMMA
— BJ Penn (@bjpenndotcom) August 26, 2018
Congrats @EllenbergerMMA for a great career. Good luck on this new journey.
— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) August 26, 2018