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Free Fight Video: Jake Ellenberger Vs. Nate Marquardt

Andrew Ravens

Nate Marquardt

Welterweight Jake Ellenberger had won seven of his previous eight fights in the Octagon leading up to this UFC 158 bout with Nate Marquardt. Marquardt, a former Strikeforce champion, looks for his first win in the Octagon.

Prior to this fight with Marquardt, Ellenberger was on a one fight winning streak. But what happened to lead up this fight? Well, he was on a six fight winning streak with wins over Mike Pyle, John Howard and Sean Pierson just to name a few. He beat Jake Shields via 1st Rd KO at UFC – Fight Night 25 on Sep / 17 / 2011 and then beat Diego Sanchez via Unanimous decision at UFC on Fuel TV 1 – Sanchez vs. Ellenberger on Feb / 15 / 2012. He went on to beat Jay Hieron via Unanimous decision at UFC on FX 5 – Browne vs. Bigfoot on Oct / 05 / 2012.

This was the return to the UFC for Marquardt in this fight. Prior to this fight, he was 2-2 in his last four fights. He lost to Yushin Okami via Unanimous decision at UFC 122 – Marquardt vs. Okami on Nov / 13 / 2010. He beat Dan Miller via Unanimous decision at UFC 128 – Shogun vs. Jones on Mar / 19 / 2011. He then went to Strikeforce where he beat Tyron Woodley via 4th Rd KO at Strikeforce – Rockhold vs. Kennedy on Jul / 14 / 2012. He lost to Tarec Saffiedine via Unanimous decision at Strikeforce – Marquardt vs. Saffiedine on Jan / 12 / 2013.

After this fight Ellenberger lost to Rory MacDonald via Unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 8 – Johnson vs. Moraga on Jul / 27 / 2013.

After this fight Marquardt lost to Hector Lombard via 1st Rd KO at UFC 166 – Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3 on Oct / 19 / 2013.

Ellenberger will meet meet Robbie Lawler on May 24th at UFC 173.

Marquardt will meet James Te Huna on June 28th.


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