UFC officials confirmed on February 15, Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger will take on Diego “The Dream” Sanchez, headlining a UFC Fuel TV event. This three round welterweight bout is scheduled to take place in Ellenberger’s hometown of Omaha, Nebraska at the renowned CenturyLink Center.
With a 26-5-0 record, 26 year old Ellenberger is ranked the #5 welterweight fighter in the world by MMAWeekly. Well known for his heavy-hands and killer strikes that have won many bouts by TKO, Ellenberger is riding a 5-match winning streak as he takes on 29 year old Sanchez, who boasts a similar record of 25-4-0. While Ellenberger is an experienced fighter well recognized for executing flawless takedowns, Sanchez is known for his excellent grappling skills, which will make this an interesting bout given the fighters’ varying strengths.
Additional information regarding this upcoming event will be released within the next few months, as the fighters prepare for their anticipated bout in the octagon.