Jake Ellenberger is one of the top ranked welterweights in the UFC welterweight division.

Jake Ellenberger is one of the top ranked welterweights in the UFC welterweight division.

When Jake Ellenberger made his first appearance in the UFC with a 21-4 career record, not many knew people knew how good he would be and where he would be at this stage of his career. Through this part in his career before the UFC, he had several impressive wins including a unanimous decision victory against Pat Healy. Since entering the UFC, Ellenberger has earned several major victories, but has also suffered several defeats that have kept him out of the elusive title fight.

What are some of the most notable wins of his career and what are some of the worst defeats?

Notable Wins

  • UFC on Fuel TV: vs. Diego Sanchez

Ellenberger was on a five fight winning streak heading into this fight and was primed to get to a title shot at Georges St Pierre and the UFC welterweight title. All these two talented fighters did was put on a show that won them Fight of the Night honors and while it didn’t get him the title shot he wanted, it put him closer.

  • UFC 158: vs. Nate Marquardt

In this fight, Ellenberger took on former UFC middleweight title contender Marquardt and picked up a crucial first round KO win. It was a fight that both men needed to win, but it was Ellenberger who got the crucial “W.”

Crucial Defeats

  • The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale: vs. Martin Kampmann

In a fight that likely would have led a title shot with a win, Ellenberger was knocked out by another top contender in the welterweight division. Kampmann needed the win himself and got the second round KO.

  • UFC Fight Night: vs. Carlos Condit

In the first fight of his UFC career, Ellenberger took on the former and final World Extreme Cagefighting welterweight champion. This was only the second time Condit fought inside the Octagon and he grinded out the split decision win against Ellenberger in a close fight.