Ellenberger and Sanchez to headline February 15th UFC on Fuel fight card

The UFC has been busy filling their fight cards for early 2012 and today they announced the main event for the first fight card to be broadcast on FUEL TV. The card, which will take place on February 15, 2012 from Omaha, NE and will be headlined by a welterweight bout between Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez.

Ellenberger is on a five fight winning streak heading into this bout; with his last win being an impressive 53-second knockout over Jake Shields on September 17. The victory also earned Ellenberger Knockout of the Night honors.

For his part, Sanchez is on a two fight winning streak, with both of those fights, unanimous decision wins over Paulo Thiago and Martin Kampmann earning Fight of the Night Honors.

At this point, a venue has not been announced for the fight card.

Further Reading: Jake Ellenberger discusses the Welterweight title mix, says he’s the guy to beat GSP

Photo: UFC fighter Jake Ellenberger celebrates his victory over John Howard at UFC-Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko at the San Diego Sports Arena on August 1, 2010, in San Diego, California. Francis Specker 



  1. Avatar of HunterB


    December 1, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Ellenberger by domination

  2. Avatar of rekceb


    December 1, 2011 at 8:03 am

    None title head liner : 5 round fight??

  3. Avatar of Decarnate


    December 1, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Sanchez gonna be reliving the shell-shock of the ass whupping that was UFC 107.

  4. Avatar of jackthedrinker89


    December 1, 2011 at 8:11 am

    How does Diego deserve this fight again?

  5. Avatar of egreenhill


    December 1, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    this is actually a good fight style wise for diego… if he can weather the early storm of jake he could well make a late rally as we see him do in the later rounds when jake starts to tire out a bit.. but its a BIG IF as Jake’s a monster who hits HARD!!!

  6. Avatar of egreenhill


    December 1, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    though one of them contraversial he still holds two wins over two tough guys… he always comes to fight and will always entertain…. Jake is 5th imo.. but he isnt going to get a title shot right now… so he needs to stay active and gsp diaz josh carlos johnson all have opponents and others such as penn, mcdonald are injured…. sanchez makes perfect sense

  7. Avatar of jesse


    December 1, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    with one more good win jake should get a shot at the title, but a win over sanchez? what will that proove? jon hathaway dominated sanchez and i dont see him anywhere near the tilte. imo carlos condit should be fighting jon fitch (fitch vs hendricks makes no sense to me) and ellenberger should fight koschek. some times i wonder if joe silve draws names from a hat.

  8. Avatar of DKMcGrath


    December 1, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Great match up Diegos all or nothing fighting style and Ellenbergers dominating move forward style will make this fight of the night.

  9. Avatar of Rigo


    December 1, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    What domination? Ellenberger by Brutal KO!
    Diego doesn’t have a chance , bad luck that he couldn’t fight hughes
    because now hes facing a Juggernaut!

  10. Avatar of IChokePeople


    December 3, 2011 at 7:07 am

    I don’t see how you could pick against Jake. This is going to be a brutal beat down.

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