The last time Jake Shields was stopped in a fight came a little over eleven years ago. It also happened to be the only time in his career, at least until he ran into Jake Ellenberger Saturday night at UFN 25 that is.
Shields was rendered defenseless less than a minute into the first round by Ellenberger after eating a huge knee and absorbing the barrage of blows following it up once he’d gone to the ground. In fact, the damage was so significant the former Strikeforce middleweight champ even found himself shooting for a single-leg takedown on the referee after action had been stopped.
Appropriately, Ellenberger was paid an additional $55,000 for the rare feat after being awarded the event’s “Knockout of the Night”.
Other $55,000 bonuses went to T.J. Walderburger (“Submission of the Night”) for his super-slick Triangle Choke of Mike Stumpf as well as to the duo of Matthew Riddle and Lance Benoist for their fifteen-minute “Fight of the Night” winning brawl.
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