Completed MMA Bout

Jake Ellenberger vs. Sean Pierson

Preliminary Card | Welterweight · 170 lbs | MMA

Jake Ellenberger defeats Sean Pierson via KO/TKO at 2:42 of Round 1

Jake "The Juggernaut" Ellenberger
Sean "Punisher" Pierson

Ellenberger
KO/TKO
Round 1

Jake Ellenberger Sean Pierson

"The Juggernaut" "Punisher"

24-5-0   Pro Record At Fight   11-4-0
Climbed to 25-5   Record After Fight   Fell to 11-5
-210 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +175 (Slight Underdog)
United States   Nationality   Canada
Omaha, Nebraska   Fighting out of   Toronto, Canada
26 years, 1 month, 2 days   Age at Fight   35 years, 1 month, 2 weeks, 6 days
170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)
5'10" (178cm)   Height   6'0" (183cm)
73.0" (185cm)   Reach   76.0" (193cm)
Kings MMA   Gym   Grant's MMA
UFC 129
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields
  • Date: Saturday 04.30.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Venue: Rogers Centre
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 6 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Ellenberger Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Pierson Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
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Ellenberger vs. Pierson Wiki Update Wiki

The sixth bout of UFC 129 and the first to air on the Spike TV televised portion of the event featured Jake Ellenberger against Sean Pierson. Ellenberger entered the contest at 3-1 in prior UFC fights and 24-5 overall. Pierson entered the bout at 1-0 in his lone UFC fight and was 11-4 overall. Ellenberger took the fight with only 17 days notice after Brian Foster withdrew from his scheduled bout with Pierson.


The fighters were cautious to begin with little action after a minute. Ellenberger timed his first double-leg takedown perfectly, bringing Pierson quickly to the mat but was unable to hold him down for more than a few seconds. Jake Ellenberged hit Pierson with a strong right hand and opened a small cut. A moment later Ellenberger opened up with a monster left hand that crushed into the side of Pierson's head. Pierson towered over and fell to the mat in slow motion, eating another punch from Ellenberger on the way down. Referee Herb Dean had to immediately jump into save the dazed Pierson from taking more damage.


Speaking to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Ellenberger commented, "Man I'm completely happy, I took the fight on like 16 days notice but I was completely ready... I didn't realize I caught him that way, he's a warrior and I hope he's okay."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:44 PM ET
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Ellenberger vs. Pierson Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 1180  
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KO/TKO
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Submission
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Decision
Ellenberger
90%
Pierson
10%

Ellenberger vs. Pierson 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.

Thanks bro! RT @thechrisupdate: Judging by how many UFC fans are complimenting his performance at UFC 129, you can ... http://tmi.me/9N6qJ
5 days and 45 seconds
after
Thank you! RT @WillVyLow: @EllenbergerMMA Thanks for the RT Jake. Loved your fight @UFC 129. Your definatly one of ... http://tmi.me/9N6pN
5 days and 29 seconds
after
RT @MMAjunkie: Ellenberger healing following successful surgery, eyes top-10 opponent in return http://bit.ly/kadjwA
4 days, 22 hours, and 1 minute
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RT @WillVyLow: Jake @EllenbergerMMA healing following successful surgery, eyes top-10 opponent in return - ... http://tmi.me/9MXVE
4 days, 21 hours, and 56 minutes
after
Haha thanks bro! RT @hedifazai1: @EllenbergerMMA Sorry I missed LBFN this weekend Me: Dude, you were fighting in ... http://tmi.me/9MTYO
4 days, 21 hours, and 19 minutes
after
RT @AdamEllenberger: The latest @EllenbergerMMA newsletter! http://eepurl.com/dFYuo Check it out! @JoeEllenberger @SafeAuto
3 days, 19 hours, and 53 minutes
after
The fans of the @ufc are truly amazing. You guys make this sport, I salute you.
3 days, 19 hours, and 49 minutes
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RT @Slack_aka_HBK: RT @Jesus_M_Christ: #newcommandment Thou shalt punch anyone wearing sunglasses indoors right in ... http://tmi.me/9IrzU
3 days, 9 hours, and 21 minutes
after
Heck yes thank u! RT @konfliktmma: @EllenbergerMMA get well soon bro, #filipinos supporting you 100% let's go team @train2reign @mark_munoz
3 days, 8 hours, and 36 minutes
after
I think cadbury mini eggs are like crack!! Don't mind me as I am eating my Easter candy now!
3 days, 7 hours, and 55 minutes
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Yea buddyRT @Armpithair313: @EllenbergerMMA hell yeah man. Could I possibly get a retweet for my band man it would ... http://tmi.me/9HWtp
3 days, 4 hours, and 41 minutes
after
RT @5thRound: Jake Ellenberger Undergoes Hand Surgery Following UFC 129 Knockout Victory - http://5thRound.com/rOX ... http://tmi.me/9HWpY
3 days, 4 hours, and 40 minutes
after
Sugery went perfect. Should be back to training in 6 weeks! Thanks everyone for the support! @ufc
3 days, 4 hours, and 22 minutes
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Getting sugery on my hand in a hour. Broke my left hand @ufc 129 in Toronto. Praying for a fast recovery! God bless america
2 days, 21 hours, and 12 minutes
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Absolutely buddy, god bless! RT @rlermaca: @EllenbergerMMA can i get a retweet for being a member of the @USNavy ... http://tmi.me/9HisB
2 days, 20 hours, and 50 minutes
after
RT @MMAjunkieDann: Great @MMAjunkieRadio lineup today. @EllenbergerMMA, @Draculino, @JorgeLopezWFT and ... http://tmi.me/9HbdX
2 days, 20 hours, and 6 minutes
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RT @TheCamAccount: @TimKennedyMMA @BrianStann @EllenbergerMMA @NathanMarquardt Thanks for serving your country. I ... http://tmi.me/9FmSY
2 days, 6 hours, and 18 minutes
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Thanks bang! Good seeing u homie! RT @DUANEBANGCOM: @EllenbergerMMA is climbing! I agree
1 day, 23 hours, and 13 minutes
after
RT @SafeAuto: Congratulations to SafeAuto Fight Team member @EllenbergerMMA on his knockout win over Sean Pierson!
1 day, 21 hours, and 45 minutes
after
Thank U for the support fellas!!!RT @SafeAuto: Exclusive blog post on @EllenbergerMMA big win at UFC 129! http://bit.ly/lLbSOA
1 day, 21 hours, and 18 minutes
after
Another Huge Tx goes to my Sponsors @WildWing and @headrushbrand for supporting me. And to my fans, family and friends for inspiring me. <3U
1 day, 6 hours, and 52 minutes
after
HUGE Thanks to the @UFC @danawhite @UFC_CA and Joe Silva for opportunity to fight in this historical event in my http://tl.gd/a70n0g
1 day, 6 hours, and 48 minutes
after
RT @JoeEllenberger: http://t.co/urTOEd8 Good article on @EllenbergerMMA and I. War Juggernaut!
1 day, 5 hours, and 12 minutes
after
RT @titoortiz: FOLLOW this fighter he is the next generation of great fighters. @EllenbergerMMA Thanks Tito! Means a lot bro!
20 hours and 3 minutes
after
RT @HuskerPower66: BOOM! Watching my DVRed UFC 129 prelims. @EllenbergerMMA repped Nebraska strong with that ... http://tmi.me/9BNZB
20 hours and 1 minute
after
RT @JoeEllenberger: Oh wait, the knuckle is there just not where it usually is. Get that one back where it needs to ... http://tmi.me/9AZ9a
15 hours and 3 minutes
after
Thank you all for the words! I am so blessed!
11 hours and 55 minutes
after
RT @JoeEllenberger: Chillin at the hospital, eating vending machine food, while @EllenbergerMMA gets his left hand fix. #livinthedream
11 hours and 54 minutes
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Broken hand RT @NobieManivanh: :(RT @JoeEllenberger Hey @EllenbergerMMA where is your third knuckle? Oh, there it ... http://tmi.me/9AsTi
10 hours and 35 minutes
after
RT @JoeEllenberger: Hey @EllenbergerMMA where is your third knuckle? Oh, there it is in the middle of your hand. Eeeee http://t.co/wWg1Gi5
7 hours and 33 minutes
after
Tx bro All the best RT @JoeEllenberger Hats off to @seanpierson Classy guy, took the fight on short notice http://tl.gd/a6d3fa
7 hours and 18 minutes
after
Hey guys, I'm obviously disappointed and upset but I truly appreciate all the Love & support you guys have given me! #ufc129 @UFC
5 hours and 14 minutes
after
@mark_munoz Yes! Thanks brother!!!
5 hours and 7 minutes
after
Enjoying a great dinner @copacabana after weigh-ins with the crew @cainmma @NeilForester @samzakula http://plixi.com/p/97207240
18 hours and 51 minutes
before
Hope u like the shirt @danawhite!! @TapouTMouthG
19 hours and 11 minutes
before
Weigh-ins are done. Just want to say thanks for the great ovation I received, it was a great experience being up http://tl.gd/a5m60s
22 hours and 27 minutes
before
RT @ufc: Watch on Spike and Rogers - @seanpierson vs @ellenbergermma http://twitpic.com/4r452s
22 hours and 27 minutes
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RT @JonChaimberg In training room @GeorgesStPierre @DenisKang @rory_macdonald @stevensegal lol @seanpierson ;) http://yfrog.com/h45yaehj
1 day, 1 hour, and 23 minutes
before
Getting ready to finish my final weight cut for weigh-ins! See everybody soon.
1 day, 4 hours, and 14 minutes
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Happy Birthday @mowgli2904 Have a good one!
1 day, 5 hours, and 31 minutes
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RT @lessigman: Saints come marching in: Maryville announces new wrestling program headed by Mike Denney | TheMat... http://bit.ly/k3hxFL
1 day, 5 hours, and 43 minutes
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Ice bath! RT @highertactics: Cold Water "Therapy": another mental game that makes you healthier in the long run! ... http://tmi.me/9uzsT
1 day, 18 hours, and 54 minutes
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RT @TapouT_Crooklyn: PLEASE RT! www.tapoutlive.com Tonight's show with @EllenbergerMMA @LarryPepe @randyhaskill145 ... http://tmi.me/9ueXf
1 day, 23 hours, and 22 minutes
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RT @KarynBryant: What? Another @EllenbergerMMA interview? Yup. @ufc 129 pre-fight thoughts http://tinyurl.com/JE129 ... http://tmi.me/9u1qV
2 days, 2 hours, and 18 minutes
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Hey @NYlupo, U like apples???
2 days, 14 hours, and 50 minutes
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Heyyyyyyyy!
2 days, 15 hours, and 9 minutes
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Hi guys. Sorry for the retweets but try and acknowledge all the positive support I have been receiving but don't have time to reply to all.
2 days, 15 hours, and 31 minutes
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Thank you@SafeAuto for all the support! Looking foward for @ufc 129 saturday night!
2 days, 16 hours, and 22 minutes
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RT @rearnakedchoke: @EllenbergerMMA @ryanjensenufc @joeellenberger @kylenoke @jasonbrilz Sounds like RNC Radio broke out! Yes sir
2 days, 16 hours, and 28 minutes
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Lol RT @XXroeyourboatXX @seanpierson great inside look at you and your life on Sportsnet! Good luck on Sat http://tl.gd/a4fjkf
2 days, 16 hours, and 37 minutes
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RT @RyanJensenUFC: Just got done grubbing with @EllenbergerMMA , @JoeEllenberger , @KyleNoke , @JasonBrilz , Zac ... http://tmi.me/9rZYM
2 days, 16 hours, and 48 minutes
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@JoeB135 thanx bro! Time to work
2 days, 18 hours, and 39 minutes
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Let's go! @JoeEllenberger
2 days, 19 hours, and 5 minutes
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Que bom ver voce, meu amigo! @lyotomachidafw, @BlackHouseMMA!
2 days, 19 hours, and 26 minutes
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RT @juggornot23: Saturday on @SPIKE_TV, watch @ufc 129 pre-lims & see @EllenbergerMMA go to work...like a 2 ... http://tmi.me/9rGi4
2 days, 19 hours, and 38 minutes
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He is the real star in the family!! RT @sweetmelonz23 @seanpierson your son is adorable RT @sweetmelonz23 follow me
2 days, 20 hours, and 50 minutes
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RT @ShowdownJoe Our @UFCConnected "Road to the Rogers Centre" featuring @UFC Welterweight @seanpierson is on @RogersSportsnet next.
2 days, 20 hours, and 58 minutes
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Yo @mayhemmiller,@madchonan!! Waz crackkin
2 days, 22 hours, and 21 minutes
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RT @hedifazai1: @EllenbergerMMA http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/3/UFC-129-Preview-The-Prelims-31868
2 days, 22 hours, and 31 minutes
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Always great seeing you and Wade! @KarynBryant, @MMAheat! U guys are awesome! Ate mais tarde!
2 days, 22 hours, and 34 minutes
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RT @KarynBryant: Hangin w the @round5 peeps as they scan fighters. Chatted w @GeorgesStPierre, @EllenbergerMMA. ... http://tmi.me/9rtDh
2 days, 22 hours, and 35 minutes
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RT @JoeEllenberger: Bout to get another workout in with @EllenbergerMMA @JasonBrilz then wait for the arrival of ... http://tmi.me/9r3Jg
3 days, 3 hours, and 3 minutes
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RT @JoeEllenberger: Just ate with @EllenbergerMMA @jasonbrilz @RyanJensenUFC @KyleNoke , gettin ready for @ufc ... http://tmi.me/9piu1
3 days, 15 hours, and 32 minutes
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Can't wait! RT @J_FreshThomas_G: @EllenbergerMMA is gunna take care of business this weekend at UFC 129! #likeaboss
3 days, 16 hours, and 25 minutes
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4 days!RT @UfcPickGuru: @EllenbergerMMA vs @seanpierson this saturday! Both strong strikers but Sean has been put ... http://tmi.me/9nVn8
4 days, 5 hours, and 4 minutes
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Last hard go today with @JasonBrilz and @JoeEllenberger, @rileyrross. Ready to rock!@ufc129 baby!!!!
4 days, 18 hours, and 58 minutes
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RT @Inside_Fitness Today the new issue hits newsstands! 60+ pages of MMA and exclusives on some of your http://tl.gd/a2tri8
5 days, 1 hour, and 38 minutes
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Should be a great show RT @tmorgan1975 @seanpierson good luck @ufc 129. I'm flying in from British Columbia to watch the fights
5 days, 1 hour, and 44 minutes
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RT @MMADIEHARDS: Lifetime of Preparation Has Brilz Ready for Matyushenko http://bit.ly/hgZGmi @ufc @JasonBrilz ... http://tmi.me/9ltmn
5 days, 2 hours, and 31 minutes
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On my way to Breakfast Television to kick off UFC Week!! #ufc129
5 days, 9 hours, and 38 minutes
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@RoryMarkham Thanks brother, time to do work again!
6 days, 2 hours, and 30 minutes
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No chocolate bunnies for me today @JokerGuymon.. Bummer. Happy Easter buddy!
6 days, 2 hours, and 52 minutes
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RT @highertactics: Peaking 7 days out! U think he looks focused and ready? @JoeEllenberger @Ellenbergermma ... http://tmi.me/9g6F7
6 days, 23 hours, and 24 minutes
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Happy Easter everyone!!
1 week and 10 minutes
before
Just getting ready to have my final sparring session before #ufc129 #UFC #MMA
1 week, 3 hours, and 34 minutes
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RT @danawhite Mark Hominick and Sean Pierson throwing out 1st pitch @BlueJays game! Are you ready for us Toronto?? http://t.co/HdPIKnb
1 week, 19 hours, and 30 minutes
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RT @ShowdownJoe @MarkHominick and @seanpierson getting ready to throw out the first pitch at the Blue Jays game. http://t.co/C1N3Z1t
1 week, 20 hours, and 35 minutes
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RT @UFC_CA Newest @BlueJays taking the field tonight - first pitch only. Ready for #UFC129 are @MarkHominick, http://tl.gd/a10k8e
1 week, 20 hours, and 45 minutes
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RT @ShowdownJoe @seanpierson and @MarkHominick chatting with Blue Jays legend and play by play man Buck Martinez. http://t.co/QOUXWcd
1 week, 23 hours, and 21 minutes
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Lol RT @MarkHominick At #BlueJays game with @seanpierson and @ShowdownJoe. Wearing my Ticats Hats in Argo territory! @TicatsPR
1 week, 23 hours, and 21 minutes
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Great experience RT @ShowdownJoe @MarkHominick and @seanpierson presented with their throwback Blue Jays jerseys. http://t.co/YnH3dGA
1 week, 23 hours, and 22 minutes
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On my way downtown to meet @MarkHominick and catch the @bluejays pre game festivities before the game tonight.
1 week, 1 day, and 11 minutes
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@mayhemmiller fuck yes!
1 week, 1 day, and 27 minutes
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Happy birthday!! @yourgirlsam
1 week, 1 day, 6 hours, and 23 minutes
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@KCbandit thanks bro!
1 week, 1 day, 16 hours, and 43 minutes
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Looking great @JasonBrilz! Phenom shape buddy!
1 week, 1 day, 17 hours, and 31 minutes
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10 hards rounds tonight with @JoeEllenberger, @JasonBrilz and some rough dudes! I am more than ready for @ufc 129! ... http://tmi.me/9aJEZ
1 week, 1 day, 17 hours, and 32 minutes
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My @UFC 129 Prediction: Georges St-Pierre by Decision. Georges!!! http://129.ufc.com/#/seanpierson
1 week, 1 day, 18 hours, and 41 minutes
before
Gonna be a scrap! RT @NGrotenhuis_MMA: @FightersOnly I can't wait for @EllenbergerMMA vs @seanpierson - gotta root ... http://tmi.me/9asab
1 week, 1 day, 19 hours, and 54 minutes
before
You ready for @ufc 129? Weigh in on who you think will win at http://129.ufc.com!
1 week, 1 day, 21 hours, and 7 minutes
before
Amen brother! RT @rapestorm: @EllenbergerMMA @JoeEllenberger put pierson in a bodybag, then beat condit again (u ... http://tmi.me/9a8qe
1 week, 2 days, 1 hour, and 35 minutes
before
RT @highertactics: Great article about @Ellenbergermma & @JoeEllenberger! Proud members of Higher Tactics ... http://tmi.me/97VZ8
1 week, 2 days, 18 hours, and 1 minute
before
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