With UFC welterweight Nick Diaz potentially facing a suspension, as well interim champ Carlos Condit and linear title-holder Georges St. Pierre essentially set for a meeting in November, the division’s contendership picture is wide open. One of the men who will likely earn a slot in an eliminator fight later this year will emerge this evening at UFC on Fuel: Ellenberger vs. Sanchez.
Set to collide in the main event, Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez both entered tonight’s fight on impressive winning streaks and hada good deal of past success to back up the claim.In the end Ellenberger came away with a convincing decision win, showing more technical stand-up than Sanchez and landing some nice power shots. Though Sanchez nearly had a choke secured late in the bout and landed some nice strikes it wasn’t enough to stop “The Juggernaut” from taking home the Unanimous Decision.
Also featured on the card was a co-headlining clash between Stefan Struve and Dave Herman. Struve looked to be in top form, avoiding any significant damage while dishing out enough of his own to pick up the second round TKO.
Check out a full list of UFC on Fuel results below:
Tim Means def. Bernardo Magalhaes via Unanimous Decision
Justin Salas def. Anton Kuivanen via Unanimous Decision
Jonathan Brookins def. Vagner Rocha via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Ivan Menjivar def. John Albert via Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
T.J. Dillashaw def. Walel Watson via Unanimous Decision
Stipe Miocic def. Philip De Fries via Knockout Round 1 (Strikes)
Ronny Markes def. Aaron Simpson via Split Decision
Stefan Struve def. Dave Herman via TKO Round 2 (Strikes)
Jake Ellenberger def. Diego Sanchez via Unanimous Decision
* – Buddy Roberts vs. Sean Loeffler was scrapped after Loeffler sprained his ankle during warm-ups for the fight. Both were paid their salary to show