MINNEAPOLIS - Jake Ellenberger avenged his first career loss and got back in the win column.
In a workmanlike performance in which he kept a slight edge throughout the fight, the welterweight contender edged UFC returnee Jay Hieron to pick up a decision victory.
The bout co-headlined Friday's UFC on FX 5 event at Minneapolis' Target Center. It aired on FX following prelims on FUEL TV.
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It was a rematch over six years in the making, but Jake Ellenberger finally avenged the first loss of his pro career. read news >>
Jake Ellenberger avenged his first career defeat and spoiled Jay Hieron's latest attempt at a first UFC victory.
After their initial booking was rescheduled with this past month's UFC 151 cancellation, their bout headlined Friday's UFC on FX 5 event.
Full fight video highlights are now available of the the bout.
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Jake Ellenberger and Jay Hieron are two well acquainted welterweights. Spend 12 hours with both fighters as they prepare for their UFC on FX 5 showdown. read news >>
Jake Ellenberger said his cautious approach to fighting Jay Hieron may not have riled fans, but it definitely saved his career.
"Being patient is not something that I'm very good at, so it's working a new angle and maturing," Ellenberger told MMAjunkie.com Radio. "It's good to get the win and move forward."
Ellenberger got back on the winning track with a unanimous-decision victory over the veteran in a rematch of their 2006 meeting in the now-defunct IFL.
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Jay Hieron may have defeated him once before, but Jake Ellenberger is bound and determined to make sure that was the only time it will ever happen. read news >>
MMAWeekly Radio is back for Monday's show with UFC on FX 5's Jake Ellenberger and his opponent Jay Hieron as well as TUF 16 correspondent Sam Alvey. read news >>
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