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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

Mmaweekly large Jake "The Juggernaut" Ellenberger
Mmaweekly large 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)
Us United States   Nationality   Ca Canada
Omaha, Nebraska   Fighting out of   Toronto, Canada
26 years, 1 month, 2 days   Age at Fight   35 years, 1 month, 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
  • Event Links:

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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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
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Thank you! RT @WillVyLow: @EllenbergerMMA Thanks for the RT Jake. Loved your fight @UFC 129. Your definatly one of ... http://tmi.me/9N6pN
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RT @MMAjunkie: Ellenberger healing following successful surgery, eyes top-10 opponent in return http://bit.ly/kadjwA
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RT @WillVyLow: Jake @EllenbergerMMA healing following successful surgery, eyes top-10 opponent in return - ... http://tmi.me/9MXVE
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Haha thanks bro! RT @hedifazai1: @EllenbergerMMA Sorry I missed LBFN this weekend Me: Dude, you were fighting in ... http://tmi.me/9MTYO
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RT @AdamEllenberger: The latest @EllenbergerMMA newsletter! http://eepurl.com/dFYuo Check it out! @JoeEllenberger @SafeAuto
4 days
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The fans of the @ufc are truly amazing. You guys make this sport, I salute you.
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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
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Heck yes thank u! RT @konfliktmma: @EllenbergerMMA get well soon bro, #filipinos supporting you 100% let's go team @train2reign @mark_munoz
3 days
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I think cadbury mini eggs are like crack!! Don't mind me as I am eating my Easter candy now!
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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
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RT @5thRound: Jake Ellenberger Undergoes Hand Surgery Following UFC 129 Knockout Victory - http://5thRound.com/rOX ... http://tmi.me/9HWpY
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Sugery went perfect. Should be back to training in 6 weeks! Thanks everyone for the support! @ufc
3 days
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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
3 days
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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
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RT @MMAjunkieDann: Great @MMAjunkieRadio lineup today. @EllenbergerMMA, @Draculino, @JorgeLopezWFT and ... http://tmi.me/9HbdX
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RT @TheCamAccount: @TimKennedyMMA @BrianStann @EllenbergerMMA @NathanMarquardt Thanks for serving your country. I ... http://tmi.me/9FmSY
2 days
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Thanks bang! Good seeing u homie! RT @DUANEBANGCOM: @EllenbergerMMA is climbing! I agree
2 days
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RT @SafeAuto: Congratulations to SafeAuto Fight Team member @EllenbergerMMA on his knockout win over Sean Pierson!
2 days
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Thank U for the support fellas!!!RT @SafeAuto: Exclusive blog post on @EllenbergerMMA big win at UFC 129! http://bit.ly/lLbSOA
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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
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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
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RT @JoeEllenberger: http://t.co/urTOEd8 Good article on @EllenbergerMMA and I. War Juggernaut!
1 day
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RT @titoortiz: FOLLOW this fighter he is the next generation of great fighters. @EllenbergerMMA Thanks Tito! Means a lot bro!
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RT @HuskerPower66: BOOM! Watching my DVRed UFC 129 prelims. @EllenbergerMMA repped Nebraska strong with that ... http://tmi.me/9BNZB
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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
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Thank you all for the words! I am so blessed!
12 hours
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RT @JoeEllenberger: Chillin at the hospital, eating vending machine food, while @EllenbergerMMA gets his left hand fix. #livinthedream
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Broken hand RT @NobieManivanh: :(RT @JoeEllenberger Hey @EllenbergerMMA where is your third knuckle? Oh, there it ... http://tmi.me/9AsTi
11 hours
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RT @JoeEllenberger: Hey @EllenbergerMMA where is your third knuckle? Oh, there it is in the middle of your hand. Eeeee http://t.co/wWg1Gi5
8 hours
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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
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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
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@mark_munoz Yes! Thanks brother!!!
5 hours
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Enjoying a great dinner @copacabana after weigh-ins with the crew @cainmma @NeilForester @samzakula http://plixi.com/p/97207240
19 hours
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Hope u like the shirt @danawhite!! @TapouTMouthG
19 hours
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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
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RT @ufc: Watch on Spike and Rogers - @seanpierson vs @ellenbergermma http://twitpic.com/4r452s
22 hours
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RT @JonChaimberg In training room @GeorgesStPierre @DenisKang @rory_macdonald @stevensegal lol @seanpierson ;) http://yfrog.com/h45yaehj
1 day
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Getting ready to finish my final weight cut for weigh-ins! See everybody soon.
1 day
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Happy Birthday @mowgli2904 Have a good one!
1 day
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RT @lessigman: Saints come marching in: Maryville announces new wrestling program headed by Mike Denney | TheMat... http://bit.ly/k3hxFL
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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
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RT @TapouT_Crooklyn: PLEASE RT! www.tapoutlive.com Tonight's show with @EllenbergerMMA @LarryPepe @randyhaskill145 ... http://tmi.me/9ueXf
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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
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Hey @NYlupo, U like apples???
3 days
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Heyyyyyyyy!
3 days
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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.
3 days
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Thank you@SafeAuto for all the support! Looking foward for @ufc 129 saturday night!
3 days
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RT @rearnakedchoke: @EllenbergerMMA @ryanjensenufc @joeellenberger @kylenoke @jasonbrilz Sounds like RNC Radio broke out! Yes sir
3 days
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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
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RT @RyanJensenUFC: Just got done grubbing with @EllenbergerMMA , @JoeEllenberger , @KyleNoke , @JasonBrilz , Zac ... http://tmi.me/9rZYM
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@JoeB135 thanx bro! Time to work
3 days
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Let's go! @JoeEllenberger
3 days
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Que bom ver voce, meu amigo! @lyotomachidafw, @BlackHouseMMA!
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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
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He is the real star in the family!! RT @sweetmelonz23 @seanpierson your son is adorable RT @sweetmelonz23 follow me
3 days
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RT @ShowdownJoe Our @UFCConnected "Road to the Rogers Centre" featuring @UFC Welterweight @seanpierson is on @RogersSportsnet next.
3 days
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Yo @mayhemmiller,@madchonan!! Waz crackkin
3 days
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RT @hedifazai1: @EllenbergerMMA http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/3/UFC-129-Preview-The-Prelims-31868
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Always great seeing you and Wade! @KarynBryant, @MMAheat! U guys are awesome! Ate mais tarde!
3 days
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RT @KarynBryant: Hangin w the @round5 peeps as they scan fighters. Chatted w @GeorgesStPierre, @EllenbergerMMA. ... http://tmi.me/9rtDh
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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
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RT @JoeEllenberger: Just ate with @EllenbergerMMA @jasonbrilz @RyanJensenUFC @KyleNoke , gettin ready for @ufc ... http://tmi.me/9piu1
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Can't wait! RT @J_FreshThomas_G: @EllenbergerMMA is gunna take care of business this weekend at UFC 129! #likeaboss
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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
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Last hard go today with @JasonBrilz and @JoeEllenberger, @rileyrross. Ready to rock!@ufc129 baby!!!!
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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
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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
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RT @MMADIEHARDS: Lifetime of Preparation Has Brilz Ready for Matyushenko http://bit.ly/hgZGmi @ufc @JasonBrilz ... http://tmi.me/9ltmn
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On my way to Breakfast Television to kick off UFC Week!! #ufc129
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@RoryMarkham Thanks brother, time to do work again!
6 days
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No chocolate bunnies for me today @JokerGuymon.. Bummer. Happy Easter buddy!
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RT @highertactics: Peaking 7 days out! U think he looks focused and ready? @JoeEllenberger @Ellenbergermma ... http://tmi.me/9g6F7
7 days
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Happy Easter everyone!!
7 days
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Just getting ready to have my final sparring session before #ufc129 #UFC #MMA
7 days
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Lol RT @MarkHominick At #BlueJays game with @seanpierson and @ShowdownJoe. Wearing my Ticats Hats in Argo territory! @TicatsPR
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Great experience RT @ShowdownJoe @MarkHominick and @seanpierson presented with their throwback Blue Jays jerseys. http://t.co/YnH3dGA
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On my way downtown to meet @MarkHominick and catch the @bluejays pre game festivities before the game tonight.
8 days
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@mayhemmiller fuck yes!
8 days
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Happy birthday!! @yourgirlsam
8 days
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@KCbandit thanks bro!
9 days
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Looking great @JasonBrilz! Phenom shape buddy!
9 days
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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
9 days
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My @UFC 129 Prediction: Georges St-Pierre by Decision. Georges!!! http://129.ufc.com/#/seanpierson
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Gonna be a scrap! RT @NGrotenhuis_MMA: @FightersOnly I can't wait for @EllenbergerMMA vs @seanpierson - gotta root ... http://tmi.me/9asab
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You ready for @ufc 129? Weigh in on who you think will win at http://129.ufc.com!
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Amen brother! RT @rapestorm: @EllenbergerMMA @JoeEllenberger put pierson in a bodybag, then beat condit again (u ... http://tmi.me/9a8qe
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RT @highertactics: Great article about @Ellenbergermma & @JoeEllenberger! Proud members of Higher Tactics ... http://tmi.me/97VZ8
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