Jacob Steven Ellenberger (born March 28, 1985) is an American mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. Ellenberger is currently signed under the Ultimate Fighting Championships promotion, fighting in its welterweight division.
Mixed martial artsEdit
International Fight LeagueEdit
Ellenberger made his debut for the IFL, losing to Jay Hieron. For Ellenberger's second fight, he took on Ben Uker at the IFL: Championship Final and then lost his third IFL fight at the 2007 Team Championship Final. In his last fight for the promotion, Ellenberger dominated his opponent, Pat Healy at IFL: Las Vegas.
At the event entitled Clash of the Nations, Jake lost to UFC veteran Derrick Noble. He then defeated another UFC veteran Zach Light at the event Costa Rica Combat.
Ellenberger won his fight against Marcelo Alfaya at Bellator 11.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipsEdit
Ellenberger was defeated via split decision in his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 19 against Carlos Condit. Ellenberger rocked Condit early with powerful punches and good ground control in round one. Condit came back and won the second and third round on 2 of the 3 the judges scorecards.
Ellenberger was set to face off against Ben Saunders at UFC 111 in Newark, New Jersey as a replacement for the injured Martin Kampmann. However, once Jon Fitch's opponent, Thiago Alves, was forced out due to a brain irregularity, Saunders requested and was granted a fight against Fitch instead of Ellenberger. Due to the last minute switch, Ellenberger will be still be paid his win and show money.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|32||22 wins||5 losses|
|Win||22-5||Mike Pyle||TKO (Punches)||UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva||January 2, 2010||2||0:22||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||21-5||Carlos Condit||Decision (Split)||UFC Fight Night 19: Diaz vs. Guillard||September 16, 2009||3||5:00||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States|
|Win||21-4||Marcelo Alfaya||KO (Punch)||Bellator 9||June 12, 2009||1||0:42||Uncasville, Connecticut , United States|
|Win||20-4||Brendan Seguin||Decision (Unanimous)||VFC 27 – Mayhem||May 1, 2009||3||5:00||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||19-4||Doo Won Seo||TKO (Doctor Stoppage)||M-1 Challenge 6: Korea||August 29, 2008||2||3:04||South Korea|
|Win||18-4||Farouk Lakebir||Decision (Majority)||M-1 Challenge 5: Japan||July 17, 2008||2||5:00||Shinjuku Face, Tokyo, Japan|
|Loss||17-4||Rick Story||Decision (Unanimous)||SF 23 – SportFight 23||June 20, 2008||3||5:00||Portland, Oregon, United States|
|Win||17-3||Pat Healy||Decision (Unanimous)||IFL – Las Vegas||February 29, 2008||3||4:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||16-3||Jose Landi-Jons||KO||EFC 5 – Revolution||November 3, 2007||1||0:07||Prince George, British Columbia, Canada|
|Loss||15-3||Delson Heleno||Submission (Armbar)||IFL – 2007 Team Championship Final||September 20, 2007||2||3:45||Hollywood, Florida, United States|
|Win||15-2||Zach Light||TKO (Punches)||Bodog Fight – Costa Rica Combat||February 16, 2007||1||3:51||Costa Rica|
|Win||14-2||Ben Uker||TKO (Punches)||IFL – Championship Final||December 29, 2006||2||1:44||Uncasville, Connecticut, United States|
|Loss||13-2||Derrick Noble||Decision (Unanimous)||Bodog Fight – Clash of the Nations||December 16, 2006||3||5:00||St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Win||13-1||Ryan Stout||TKO||IFC – Rumble on the River 2||November 10, 2006||2||4:06||Kearney, Nebraska, United States|
|Loss||12-1||Jay Hieron||Decision (Unanimous)||IFL – Championship 2006||June 3, 2006||3||4:00||Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||12-0||Gil Castillo||TKO||IFC – Caged Combat||April 1, 2006||1||1:30||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Win||11-0||Kenneth Allen||Submission (Armbar)||IFC – Rumble on the River||March 11, 2006||1||N/A||Kearney, Nebraska, United States|
|Win||10-0||Mark Bear||TKO (Cut)||VFC 12 – Warpath||February 25, 2006||2||N/A||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||9-0||LaVerne Clark||Submission (Triangle Choke)||KOTC – Raging Bull||December 16, 2005||2||3:06||Cleveland, Ohio, United States|
|Win||8-0||Sean Huffman||Submission (Strikes)||VFC 11 – Demolition||December 3, 2005||3||0:22||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||7-0||Brian Daley||TKO||AFC 4 – All Fighting Championships 4||November 18, 2005||1||1:31||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|Win||6-0||Evan Boemer||TKO||EC 65 – Extreme Challenge 65||October 21, 2005||1||0:48||Medina, Minnesota, United States|
|Win||5-0||Brent Shepard||KO||AFC 3 – All Fighting Championships 3||September 24, 2005||1||N/A||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|Win||4-0||Deryck Ripley||Submission (Strikes)||VFC 10 – Championship X||August 6, 2005||1||1:41||Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States|
|Win||3-0||Brad Fox||TKO||ROF 17 – Unstoppable||June 18, 2005||2||N/A||Castle Rock, Colorado, United States|
|Win||2-0||Cory Simpson||Submission (Choke)||XKK – Des Moines||May 20, 2005||3||N/A||Des Moines, Iowa|
|Win||1-0||Cameron Wells||TKO||AFC 1 – All Fighting Championships 1||April 9, 2005||N/A||N/A||Omaha, Nebraska|