Source: MMA News
Jake Ellenberger survived a third round surge from Diego Sanchez to pull out a unanimous decision victory at UFC on FUEL TV from Omaha, Nebraska. Ellenberger was dominant in the first two rounds but had to hold on to survive the third putting himself in possible title contention to fight Carlos Condit. There were rumors swirling around after the fight that the UFC wants Condit to take one more fight before fighting GSP at the end of the year. Here are the full fight card results:
Jake Ellenberger def. Diego Sanchez via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) (3 rounds)
Stefan Struve def. Dave Herman via TKO (punches) – Round 2 at 3:52
Ronny Markes def. Aaron Simpson via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) (3 rounds)
Stipe Miocic def. Philip De Fries via Knockout (punches) – Round 1 at 0:43
T.J. Dillashaw def. Walel Watson via Unanimous Decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26) (3 rounds)
Ivan Menjivar def. John Albert via Submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1 at 3:45
Jonathan Brookins def. Vagner Rocha via Knockout (punches) – Round 1 at 1:32
Buddy Roberts vs. Sean Loeffler (Loeffler pulled out due to ankle injury in warmups)
Justn Salas def. Anton Kuivanen via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27) (3 rounds)
Tim Means def. Bernado Magalhaes vis Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) (3 rounds)
Update 2/16/2012: Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez took home Fight of the Night honors, Stipe Miocic took Knockout of the Night, and Ivan Menjivar took home Submission of the Night. Each fighter banked an additional $5ok as a bonus.
Dana White also stated that all future main events will be 5 round fights. White felt the Ellenberger/ Diaz fight was a fight that should have went 5 rounds with the outcome possibly being different if Diaz was given two more rounds. The main event 5 round format was adopted in 2011 but when the UFC partnered with FOX, they changed it back to three rounds. Well, they are changing it back. Fights that have already been agreed to, however, will remain 3 round fights.