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Ellenberger decisions Sanchez at UFC on Fuel (play by play)

Jake Ellenberger (27-5) has defeated Diego Sanchez (23-5) at UFC on Fuel in front his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. It was a three round war that ended with the judges giving the nod to the highly toted prospect. Here is the full play-by-play.

Round One:
Ellenberger starts quickly and lands a hook i n the exchange. Sanchez comes forward but unable to get in the pocket without being countered. Sanchez lands to the stomach.
Ellenberger grazes a knee to the chin of Sanchez. A big left lands for Sanchez. High kick lands for Ellenberger. Sanchez lands an over hand right. Ellenberger drops Sanchez with a counter as he rushes forward. Sanchez pops up quickly. Straight right looks to shake Sanchez as the round ends. The nose is bleeding, and may be broken.
CagedInsider gives the round to Ellenberger 10-9
Round Two:
Spinning back kick misses for Sanchez. Head kick blocked by Sanchez. The jab is landing in and out for Ellenberger. Sanchez whiffing over and over with lead hooks, and uppercuts. Right hook lands for Sanchez. Again a right glances Ellenberger. Sanchez beats Ellenberger’s hook with a jab. Jake looks to have had enough as he takes it to the ground with ease. Jake attacks from the guard. Elbows now rain down to end the round and Sanchez is bleeding more rapidly as the round ends.
CagedInsider gives the round to Ellenberger 10-9

Round Three:
Sanchez misses with a big right hook. Sanchez trips on a foot sweep but catches himself to stay standing. Diego tries to rush and is stopped by the jab. Sanchez eats some shots and continues forward to land a good right hook. Sanchez is starting to breath heavy. Sanchez throws a kick and jab as the two collide and now Ellenberger is bloodied. Ellenberger again tired of stand-up, takes it to the ground. Sanchez reverses and takes the back of Ellenbergers back. Sanchez is raining down shots and Ellenberger escapes and they stand swinging wild shots to end the fight.
CagedInsider gives the round to Sanchez 10-9

Official: Jake Ellenberger defeats Diego Sanchez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Ellenberger with six straight impressive victories may be now eying a title shot against welterweight interim champ Carlos Condit, should Georges St-Pierre need more time for recovery from ACL surgery.


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