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UFC on Fuel headliner between Diego Sanchez-Jake Ellenberger awarded Fight of the Night honors

Fans in Omaha and tuning in from around the world for UFC on Fuel 1 got a mid-week treat last night courtesy of a solid UFC show capped off by a fantastic fifteen minute fracas featuring Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez. The two talented welterweights left the audience wanting more after a number of power-packed exchanges and near comeback from Sanchez.

Their collective efforts earned Fight of the Night at the event as well as an additional $50,000 for each. The award was announced at the post-event press conference where UFC President Dana White also said the bout had inspired him to make sure all main events are five around affairs regardless of stature.

Knockout of the Night went to unbeaten heavyweight Stipe Miocic who followed up on his win over Joey Beltran by knocking out Philip De Fries less than a minute into their bout. He too took home $50,000 for the honor.

Last but not least, Ivan Menjivar’s Rear-Naked Choke of John Albert after an action-packed few minutes was named Submission of the Night (and came with the attached $50k). While it was the card’s only tap-out, the technique certainly deserved attention based on Menjivar’s ability to come back from some early damage to pick up the slick stoppage.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

3 COMMENTS
  • Rece Rock says:

    “President Dana White also said the bout had inspired him to make sure all main events are five around affairs regardless of stature.”

    Ummm yeah DW we heard that before…. last night that fight saw the momentum changing a lil bit and It would have made for a very exciting 4th and 5th rounds.

    P.S. how open did Jake leave his kneck when Diego had his back and was flattening him out… Jesus Diego could have secured the choke and locked it in with out much effort and probably could have gotten a big win… either way great fight.

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    This makes me want to watch ppv fights at a local bar until they relize im paying 55 $’s for an event. They need.to put better fights than one main event. I predect when gsp returns he ll hradline the card and the rest wont be very interestin and if the main fight dont diliver its a waste

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  • THEGUNNER says:

    My point is the free fights shouldnt be better than the ppv.

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