Jake Ellenberger UFC 126Jake Ellenberger (29-6) recorded a big first-round knockout over former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nate Marquardt (32-12-2) at UFC 158 on Saturday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

It was a measured start by both fighters, opening with leg kicks.

Marquardt landed the first significant strike, catching Ellenberger with a right hand, but he poured the pressure right back onto Marquardt, catching him with a left hand before dropping him with a right.

Ellenberger went in for the kill and the fight was quickly waved away at 3:00 of the first round as Marquardt was unconscious, face-down on the canvas.

“It’s hard to explain my emotions right now,” Ellenberger said. “It’s just what we do, and I’ve sacrificed so much for it to make it all worth it. The adversity you really go through is going to see how bad you really want it. I want to become world champion more than anything and I’m just focused on that.”

The win for Ellenberger was his second in a row and cements his place in the top few welterweights, while Marquardt is now 0-1 since moving over from Strikeforce.

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