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Jake Ellenberger

Jake "The Juggernaut" Ellenberger

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  • Given Name: Jacob Steven Ellenberger
  • MMA Record: 31-13-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Juggernaut
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 32 | Date of Birth: 1985.03.28
  • Last Fight: April 22, 2017 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Kings MMA
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 73.0" (185cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $1,039,000 USD
  • Born: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Jake Ellenberger MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO | Elbow
1:05 Round 2 of 3, 6:05 Total

Us Mike Perry
31-12-0 9-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 108: Swanson vs. Lobov
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2017.04.22
Odds: +100 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Josh Ward
#5 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2017
UFC Fight Night 108 Performance of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:05 Round 1 of 3

Us Jorge Masvidal
31-11-0 30-11-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.12.03
Odds: +185 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $78,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.3 lbs (77.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO
1:46 Round 1 of 3

Us Matt Brown
30-11-0 20-14-0

Us UFC 201: Lawler vs. Woodley
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.07.30
Odds: +245 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $200,000 ($75K Base, $75K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
#35 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2016
UFC 201 Performance of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Be Tarec Saffiedine
30-10-0 15-4-0

Us UFC on FOX 18: Johnson vs. Bader
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.01.30
Odds: +210 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Gasper Oliver
Loss | KO/TKO
4:29 Round 1 of 5

Us Stephen Thompson
30-9-0 10-1-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.07.12
Odds: +210 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $73,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#7 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2015
The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Stephen Thompson UFC 189 2015.07.11
Reason: Bout Rescheduled
Win | Submission | Choke
4:20 Round 2 of 3, 9:20 Total

Us Josh Koscheck
29-9-0 17-8-0

Us UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2015.02.28
Odds: -170 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $186,000 ($68K Base, $68K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Jerin Valel
#4 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2015
UFC 184 Performance of the Night
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:46 Round 1 of 3

Us Kelvin Gastelum
29-8-0 10-0-0

Mx UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.11.15
Odds: +190 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
UFC 180 Performance of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
3:06 Round 3 of 3, 13:06 Total

Us Robbie Lawler
29-7-0 22-10-0

Us UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.05.24
Odds: +165 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $68,000 Base | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean | Injuries Sustained: Orbital fracture
Cancelled Bout Tarec Saffiedine UFC 172 2014.04.26
Reason: Saffiedine Cervical Injury
Cancelled Bout Tarec Saffiedine UFC UFN 34 2014.01.04
Reason: Ellenberger Hamstring Injury
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ca Rory MacDonald
29-6-0 14-1-0

Us UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.07.27
Odds: +205 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $52,000 Base | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:00 Round 1 of 3

Us Nate Marquardt
28-6-0 32-11-2

Ca UFC 158: St. Pierre vs. Diaz
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.03.16
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Philippe Chartier
#24 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
UFC 158 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Johny Hendricks UFC 158 2013.03.16
Reason: Hendricks to Condit Fight
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jay Hieron
27-6-0 22-5-0

Us UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Silva
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.10.05
Odds: -310 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $84,000 ($42K Base, $42K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Cancelled Bout Jay Hieron UFC 151 2012.09.01
Reason: Event Cancelled
Cancelled Bout Josh Koscheck UFC 151 2012.09.01
Reason: Koscheck Back Injury
Loss | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:40 Round 2 of 5, 6:40 Total

Dk Martin Kampmann
27-5-0 19-5-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.06.01
Odds: -195 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $42,000 Base | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
#37 Greatest Comeback of All Time
#32 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale Knockout of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Diego Sanchez
26-5-0 23-4-0

Us UFC on FUEL TV 1: Ellenberger vs. Sanchez
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.02.15
Odds: -365 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#4 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2012
UFC on FUEL TV 1 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
0:53 Round 1 of 3

Us Jake Shields
25-5-0 26-5-1

Us UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.09.17
Odds: +130 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $55,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
#26 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
#64 Biggest Upset of All Time
UFC Fight Night 25 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:42 Round 1 of 3

Ca Sean Pierson
24-5-0 11-4-0

Ca UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.04.30
Odds: -210 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#47 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Carlos Eduardo Rocha
23-5-0 9-0-0

Us UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.02.05
Odds: -290 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $32,000 ($16K Base, $16K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Kim Winslow
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
2:21 Round 3 of 3, 12:21 Total

Us John Howard
22-5-0 14-4-0

Us UFC on Versus 2: Jones vs. Matyushenko
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.08.01
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Ben Saunders UFC 111 2010.03.27
Reason: Saunders Moved to Main Card
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:22 Round 2 of 3, 5:22 Total

Us Mike Pyle
21-5-0 18-6-1

Us UFC 108: Evans vs Silva
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.01.02
Odds: -148 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne | Walkout Music: Rammstein - Du Hast
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Carlos Condit
21-4-0 23-5-0

Us UFC Fight Night 19: Diaz vs. Guillard
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.09.16
Odds: +357 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
#71 Greatest Fight of All Time
#13 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
#21 Greatest Welterweight MMA Fight of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
0:42 Round 1 of 3

Br Marcelo Alfaya
20-4-0 12-5-0

Us Bellator 11
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.06.12
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Brendan Seguin

Us Victory Fighting Championship

2009.05.01
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
3:04 Round 2 of 2, 8:04 Total

Kr Doo Won Seo
18-4-0 3-5-0

Kr M-1 Challenge 6: Korea
Main Card | Welterweight | 168 lbs

2008.08.29
Win | Decision | Majority
2 Rounds, 10:00 Total

Fr Farouk Lakebir
17-4-0 2-0-0

Jp M-1 Challenge 5: Japan
Main Card | Welterweight | 76 kg

2008.07.17
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Us Rick Story

Us SportFight

2008.06.20
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total

Us Pat Healy
16-3-0 15-13-0

Us IFL 20: Las Vegas
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.02.29
Odds: -110 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $15,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Br Jose Landi-Jons

Ca British Columbia Regional

2007.11.03
Loss | Submission | Armlock
3:45 Round 2 of 3, 7:45 Total

Br Delson Heleno
15-2-0 11-3-0

Us IFL 17: 2007 Team Championship Final
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2007.09.20
Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs) | Referee: Troy Waugh
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Zach Light

Cr Costa Rica Regional

2007.02.16
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:44 Round 2 of 3, 5:44 Total

Us Ben Uker
13-2-0 4-3-0

Us IFL 6: Championship Final
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2006.12.29
Weigh-In: 183.0 lbs (83.0 kgs)
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Us Derrick Noble

Ru Russia Regional

2006.12.16
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Ryan Stout

Us International Fighting Championship

2006.11.10
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 12:00 Total

Us Jay Hieron
12-0-0 7-2-0

Us IFL 2: Championship 2006
Main Card

2006.06.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Gil Castillo

Us International Fighting Championship

2006.04.01
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Kenneth Allen

Us International Fighting Championship

2006.03.11
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Mark Bear

Us Victory Fighting Championship

2006.02.25
Win | Submission | Choke

Us LaVerne Clark

Us King of the Cage

2005.12.16
Win | Submission | Strikes

Us Sean Huffman

Us Victory Fighting Championship

2005.12.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Brian Daley

Us Nebraska Regional

2005.11.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Evan Boemer

Us Extreme Challenge

2005.10.21
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Us Brent Shepard

Us Nebraska Regional

2005.09.24
Win | Submission | Strikes

Us Deryck Ripley

Us Victory Fighting Championship

2005.08.06
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Brad Fox

Us Ring of Fire

2005.06.18
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Cory Simpson

Us Xtreme Kage Kombat

2005.05.20
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Cameron Wells

Us Nebraska Regional

2005.04.09
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Submission

Us Michael Ellwood

Us South Dakota Regional

2005.10.22
Win | KO/TKO

Us Dan Cheeseman

Us South Dakota Regional

2005.09.17

Jake Ellenberger Wiki Update Wiki

One of the most aggressive and confident prospects in the UFC’s welterweight division, Jake Ellenberger made his MMA debut in 2005 and has since kept up a busy schedule, fighting over five times per year on average. Since turning professional, Ellenberger has only been finished in one fight and has earned wins over respected veterans such as Jose Landi-Jons, Pat Healy, and Mike Pyle. In his UFC debut in 2009, Ellenberger fought the last reigning WEC Welterweight Champion Carlos Condit to a close Split Decision loss in a fight that many feel should have gone his way, stunning and almost finishing Condit in the first stanza.


Since his loss to Condit, Elllenberger went on a tear defeating Mike Pyle, John Howard, Sean Pierson and Jake Shields by TKO as well as decision victories over Carlos Eduardo Rocha and Diego Sanchez. This impressive streak helped move him up the rankings and set up a match with Martin Kampmann. Elleneberger was favored to win this bout and looked like he was on his way to do that until Kampmann turned things around and finished him by TKO in the 2nd round. Ellenberger would then get a chance to avenge a loss against Jay Hieron earlier in his career. He would take the Unanimous Decision victory at UFC on FX 5.


An aggressive wrestler with an iron jaw and knockout power, Ellenberger has proven to be a tough outing for anyone competing at 170, and as young as he is, has a ton of upside. He would prove that in his next fight welcoming Nate Marquardt back to the UFC at UFC 158. He would finish Marquardt with punches in the first round bumping him up the welterweight ladder as well as earning Knockout of the Night honors.


Ellenberger would look to move a step closer to a title shot when he faced off against Rory MacDonald at UFC on FOX 8. However Ellenberger didn't have an answer for Rory's reach and jab and he lost a Unanimous Decision. 


He made his next octagon appearance against 'Ruthless' Robbie Lawler, He lost the fight in the 3rd round via TKO with 2 minutes left in the fight. Jake Ellenberger was matched up with hot prospect and TUF winner Kelvin Gastelum for his next fight at UFC 180 he fought hard with the younger Gastelum showcasing good boxing but ultimately ended up getting caught with a tight RNC in a scramble near the end of the first round losing by submission, this would mark the first time 'Juggernaut' lost 3 consecutive fights in his career. He would bounce back with a Performance of the Night submission over Josh Koscheck in the second round at UFC 184.

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