(L-R) Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez trade punches during the UFC on FUEL TV event at Omaha Civic Auditorium on February 15, 2012 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC
War of attrition
Jake Ellenberger (left) and Diego Sanchez trade punches during the UFC on FUEL TV 1 main event at Omaha Civic Auditorium on Wednesday in Omaha, Neb. Ellenberger, an Omaha native, won after a thrilling, back-and-forth battle with Sanchez, sending the hometown crowd into a frenzy.
Jake Ellenberger elbows Diego Sanchez during their UFC on FUEL TV 1 welterweight bout. Ellenberger improved to 27–5 with his win.
Diego Sanchez delivers a kick to Jake Ellenberger. After a close back-and-forth affair, Sanchez fell to 23–5 in his career.
Grounding and pounding
Jake Ellenberger delivers a blow to Diego Sanchez's face. Ellenberger won the unanimous decision by scores of 29-28 across the board.
Jake Ellenberger (left) and Diego Sanchez trade punches. Ellenberger extended his winning streak to six bouts following his loss to current welterweight interim champion Carlos Condit.
Diego Sanchez punches Jake Ellenberger while straddling his foe. The bout was the third straight time Sanchez was involved in the Fight of the Night at the event in which he was fighting.
Jake Ellenberger reacts after his victory over Diego Sanchez. And the hometown crowd roared its approval.
A hirsute Dave Herman punches Stefan Struve during their UFC on FUEL TV 1 heavyweight bout. Herman reportedly grew out his body hair for three months ahead of this bout and dyed it black.
Stefan Struve, the tallest UFC fighter at 6-foot-11, kicks Dave Herman during their bout. Struve beat Herman by TKO in the second round.
Stefan Struve (left) and Dave Herman trade shots during their bout. Struve improved to 23–5 in his career, while Herman fell to 21–3.
Knockin' the sweat off him
Aaron Simpson delivers a right to the head of Ronny Markes during UFC on FUEL TV 1. Markes defeated Simpson in a split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Taking it well
Ronny Markes absorbs some punishment from Aaron Simpson. Despite the looks of it, Simpson fell to 11-3.
On the Mark(es)
Ronny Markes reacts after defeating Aaron Simpson. Markes improved to 13-1 in his career, winning his second consecutive UFC bout.
Stipe Miocic reacts after knocking out Phil De Fries in their heavyweight bout at UFC on FUEL TV 1. Miocic defeated De Fries by KO (punches) at 0:43 of Round 1.
In for the kill
Stipe Miocic pounces on Phil De Fries at UFC on FUEL TV 1. Miocic improved to 8-0 with the win.
Upside the head
T.J. Dillashaw lands a left against Walel Watson during their bout at UFC on FUEL TV 1. Dillashaw defeated Watson by a unanimous decision (30–25, 30–25, 30–26).
All fists and knees
Walel Watson (left) and T.J. Dillashaw trade blows at UFC on FUEL TV 1. Dillashaw improved to 5-1 with the win.
T.J. Dillashaw prepares to enter the Octagon before his bout against Walel Watson. Watson fell to 9-4 with his second straight loss.
Up against it
Ivan Menjivar battles John Albert with his back against the cage at Wednesday night's UFC on FUEL TV 1 event in Omaha, Neb. Menjivar made quick work of Albert, winning by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:45 of Round 1.
Twist and punch
John Albert (left) and Ivan Menjivar exchange punches. Menjivar improved to 24-8 with the win while Albert fell to 7-2, losing two out of his last three fights.
John Albert attempts a guillotine choke submission against Ivan Menjivar. But in the end, it was Menjivar who came away with the submission win.
Jonathan Brookins knocks out Vagner Rocha with a punch on the ground during their featherweight bout at UFC on FUEL TV 1. Brookins recorded the KO win at 1:32 of Round 1.
Jonathan Brookins celebrates after knocking out Vagner Rocha at UFC on FUEL TV 1. Brookins rebounded from a loss in his last bout to improve to 13-4.
Firing a foot
Anton Kuivanen kicks Justin Salas during their bout. Kuivanen, who had won nine straight fights heading into what was his UFC debut, fell to 16-5.
Shot for shot
Justin Salas (left) and Anton Kuivanen trade strikes during their lightweight bout at UFC on FUEL TV 1. Salas defeated Kuivanen in a unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–27).
Nice to knee you
Tim Means delivers a knee strike against Bernardo Magalhaes during their UFC on FUEL TV bout Wednesday in Omaha, Neb. Means defeated Magalhaes by a unanimous decision (30–27, 30–26, 30–26).
Tim Means fights on top of Bernardo Magalhaes. Means improves to 17-3-1 with the win while Magalhaes falls to 11-2 after five straight wins.