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Carlos Condit vs. Jake Ellenberger

Main Card | Welterweight · 170 lbs

Carlos Condit defeats Jake Ellenberger via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large "The Natural Born Killer" Carlos Condit
Mmaweekly large Jake "The Juggernaut" Ellenberger

Round 3

Carlos Condit Jake Ellenberger

"The Natural Born Killer" "The Juggernaut"

23-5-0   Pro Record At Fight   21-4-0
Climbed to 24-5   Record After Fight   Fell to 21-5
-408 (Heavy Favorite)   Betting Odds   +357 (Moderate Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Albuquerque, New Mexico   Fighting out of   Omaha, Nebraska
25 years, 4 months   Age at Fight   24 years, 5 months, 5 days
171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs)
6'2" (188cm)   Height   5'10" (178cm)
76.0" (193cm)   Reach   73.0" (185cm)
Jackson Wink MMA   Gym   Kings MMA
UFC Fight Night 19
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC Fight Night 19: Diaz vs. Guillard
  • Date: Wednesday 09.16.2009
  • Referee: Leon Roberts
  • Venue: Cox Convention Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 8 of 10)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Kenny Florian
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Kenny Florian
  • Condit Total Disclosed Pay: $48,000
  • Ellenberger Total Disclosed Pay: $10,000
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Condit vs. Ellenberger Wiki Update Wiki

The last reigning WEC Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit’s first appearance in the UFC Octagon was a disappointment to some fans, as “The Natural Born Killer” lost a close Split Decision to veteran Martin Kampmann. In his sophomore effort with the promotion, Condit was matched up with veteran welterweight wrestler Jake Ellenberger in a fight that would prove to be equally grueling as well as equally entertaining.

With little fanfare and few expectations riding on him, Ellenberger exploded on Condit in the first round of the fight, knocking the former champ up, down, and all around the Octagon for five minutes. Condit was hit so hard and so much that some pundits believed that first round should have been scored a 10-8 for Ellenberger.

Showing his mettle, however, Condit rebounded in the next two rounds to earn a Split Decision victory. Battling back in the standup with superior clinch work and brutal knee strikes, Condit truly tipped the momentum in his favor only when he took the fight to the ground. Once on the mat, Condit utilized his length and technical grappling ability to stifle the offense of Ellenberger while continuously attacking with punches and elbows from a variety of positions.

In back-to-back fights with the UFC, Condit had not been dominant, but he had managed to put on two of the best and closest fights in company history. After another barnburner against Rory MacDonald in front of a raucous Canadian crowd made it three superlative fights in a row, Condit could make a legitimate claim to being the UFC’s most entertaining fighter.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:38 PM ET
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Condit vs. Ellenberger Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Getting ready to leave to OKC tomorrow, Putting off packing till last minute as always.
5 days
Icing my aches after a good session tonight. Doing a signing @ the Tempe marketplace tomorrow from 3-5pm
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