Jake Ellenberger Makes Quick Work of Jake Shields

Written by Tom Ngo
September 17th, 2011

UFC Welterweight Jake Ellenberger

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.

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