Jake
Ellenberger
30-9-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #9 Welterweight

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 14 fights.
Record: 30-9-0
Summary: Heavy hands, Granite chin, Heart, very experienced, well rounded

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Juggernaut
From: Omaha, Nebraska USA
Fights Out Of: Omaha, NE USA
Age: 30
Height: 5' 10" ( 177 cm )
Weight: 170 lb ( 77 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
818
39% Successful
316
Types of Successful Strikes
0
316
63% Standing
18%
19%
198
57
61
Striking Defense
65
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
38
58% Successful
22
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
4
6
3
Takedown Defense
88
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Jake Ellenberger
The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale
Jul 12, 2015
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Win
Jake Ellenberger
Feb 28, 2015
15
7
0
1
1
0
1
0
R2 Submission
Loss
Jake Ellenberger
Nov 15, 2014
10
16
1
1
0
1
0
1
R1 Submission
Loss
Jake Ellenberger
May 24, 2014
68
29
0
2
0
0
0
0
R3 KO/TKO
Loss
Jake Ellenberger
Jul 27, 2013
46
19
0
1
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Jake Ellenberger
Mar 16, 2013
13
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Jake Ellenberger
Oct 5, 2012
25
32
2
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Jake Ellenberger
Jun 1, 2012
19
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Jake Ellenberger
Feb 15, 2012
29
62
0
2
0
0
1
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Jake Ellenberger
Sep 17, 2011
1
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Jake Ellenberger
Apr 30, 2011
9
3
1
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Win
Jake Ellenberger
Feb 5, 2011
25
21
3
0
0
2
1
3
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Jake Ellenberger
Aug 1, 2010
17
38
0
5
1
0
0
2
R3 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Win
Jake Ellenberger
Jan 2, 2010
15
5
2
0
0
1
2
0
R2 KO/TKO
Loss
Jake Ellenberger
Sep 16, 2009
27
28
1
3
1
3
7
0
R3 Decision - Split

Biography

TRAINING: Morning strength and conditioning. Kings MMA striking 3 days a week. Drilling at Reign/MMA position and situations 4 days a week.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training about six 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

•    25-5 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)

Career

Trained With

Mark Munoz
Mark Munoz
14-6-0
( 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

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