Jake
Ellenberger
29-7-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 12 fights.
Record: 29-7-0
Summary: Heavy hands, Granite chin, Heart, very experienced, well rounded

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Juggernaut
From: Omaha, NE USA
Fights Out Of: Lake Forest, CA USA
Age: 29
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
653
40% Successful
262
Types of Successful Strikes
0
262
60% Standing
17%
23%
158
45
59
Striking Defense
67
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
34
56% Successful
19
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
3
5
3
Takedown Defense
93
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Robbie Lawler
UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw
May 24, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Jake Ellenberger -- -- -- --
Loss
Rory MacDonald Jul 27, 2013
46 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jake Ellenberger 19 1 0 0
Win
Jake Ellenberger Mar 16, 2013
13 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Nate Marquardt 13 0 0 0
Win
Jake Ellenberger Oct 5, 2012
25 2 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jay Hieron 32 0 0 0
Loss
Jake Ellenberger Jun 1, 2012
19 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Martin Kampmann 13 0 0 0
Win
Diego Sanchez Feb 15, 2012
29 0 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Jake Ellenberger 62 2 0 0
Win
Jake Shields Sep 17, 2011
1 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Jake Ellenberger 9 0 0 0
Win
Jake Ellenberger Apr 30, 2011
9 1 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Sean Pierson 3 0 0 0
Win
Jake Ellenberger Feb 5, 2011
25 3 0 1 R3 Decision - Split
Carlos Eduardo Rocha 21 0 2 3
Win
John Howard Aug 1, 2010
17 0 1 0 R3 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Jake Ellenberger 38 5 0 2
Win
Jake Ellenberger Jan 2, 2010
15 2 0 2 R2 KO/TKO
Mike Pyle 5 0 1 0
Loss
Carlos Condit Sep 16, 2009
27 1 1 7 R3 Decision - Split
Jake Ellenberger 28 3 3 0

Biography

TRAINING: I run in the mornings, go to my striking gym four days a week, MMA and wrestling twice a week, Jiu-jitsu at Gracie Academy in Torrance three days a week as well.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training about nine years ago, after watching my buddy fight in a local promotion, the Victory Fighting Championships. I was hooked ever since.

What ranks and titles have you held? I hold the Victory Fighting Championships welterweight title, 2 time IFC world welterweight champion.

Do you have any heroes? My Brothers Joe and Adam, My parents and My Uncle Stu.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? I get to showcase my skills against the best fighters in the world.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to the University of Nebraska at Omaha for 3 years, where I studied psychology and was an assistant coach for wrestling.

What was your job before you started fighting? Before fighting I was a full time college student and a former Marine.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? KO'ed MMA legend Jose "Pele" Landi

Ranks in any martial arts styles: I train Brazilian Jiu-jitsu under Rodrigo Vaghi and have a Blue belt in BJJ.

Favorite grappling technique: Chokes

Favorite Striking technique: Uppercut

•    Twin brother, Joe, was diagnosed with a mysterious 1-in-a-million blood disease called PNH, or Paroxysmol Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria. Some estimates are that roughly half of all people with PNH will die within 10 years of diagnosis. Joe is only 26 years old

•    Jake considers his brother Joe, who is also an MMA fighter with a 11-0 pro record, to be his inspiration. “Fighting for my brother is a burning fire in me,” Jake said. Joe was 24 when he was diagnosed at the Mayo Clinic (local doctors in Nebraska couldn’t pinpoint why an elite athlete was experiencing extreme exhaustion)

•    About Joe’s condition, PNH: not inherited, not contagious person to person, is an acquired genetic mutation. Highly unpredictable disease that attacks red blood cells, often causing life-threatening blood clots and damage to vital organs.

•    Prescription drug Joe must take, Soliris, costs $409,000-a-year for a one-year supply; ranked by Forbes mag as the most expensive prescription drug in the world.

•    Joe Ellenberger has a so-called “Midas Touch.” He holds Bachelors and master’s degrees. He was an academic All-American, Div. 2 All-American wrestler. The Ellenberger brothers had dreams of making history by becoming the first brother tandem to win UFC titles.

•    Joe continues to corner Jake at all of his UFC fights

•    Joe receives blood transfusions every two weeks to manage his condition. “I live my life two weeks at a time,” he said. Joe said insurance only covers 20 percent of the cost of his $409,000 annual medication; a group called the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) pays for the rest

•    Attended University of Nebraska-Omaha, where Jake studied psychology and wrestled for the Division II wrestling national powerhouse

•    25-6 record, 15 TKOs – giving him one of the highest knockout ratios in the UFC welterweight division.

•    Jake is a former U.S. Marine

•    Blue collar guy who hails from Nebraska (son of an iron worker)

•    Has won 12 of his last 15

•    Holds wins over Jose “Pele” Landi, Laverne Clark, Gil Castillo, Zach Light, and Pat Healy.

•    20 wins by KO/TKO, three wins by submission. Five of last eight wins by KO / TKO

Career

Trained With

Mark Munoz
Mark Munoz
13-4-0
( W-L-D )
Krzysztof Soszynski
Krzysztof Soszynski
22-13-1
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Carlos Condit
Carlos Condit
29-8-0
( W-L-D )
Jake Shields
Jake Shields
29-7-1, 1NC
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Sean Pierson UFC® 129 ST-PIERRE vs. SHIELDS
Win
Sean Pierson UFC® 129 ST-PIERRE vs. SHIELDS

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