Jake Ellenberger (Pictured) entered the biggest fight of his life on Saturday night and seized the moment by unleashing the most impressive performance of his young career. After posting a vicious TKO victory over Jake Shields at UFC Fight Night 25, “The Juggernaut” launched himself towards the top of the welterweight totem pole.
“Jake Shields is a world champion, so I can’t explain how I feel right now,” Ellenberger stated. “I came out with the W. Man, it feels great.”
While in the clinch, Ellenberger landed a huge knee to Shields’ midsection, then followed up with one to his face. The former Strikeforce middleweight champ immediately dropped to the ground and Ellenberger pounced.
The 26-year-old followed him to the canvas and unloaded several bombs before the contest was called 53 seconds into their critical 170-pound scrap.
Although Shields suggested he could have continued, he was so dazed and confused after the beating that he was trying to take the referee down with a single-leg after the bout was called.
Ellenberger bumped his professional record to 25-5, including five straight inside the Octagon.