A recently reported showdown between welterweight contenders Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez will headline the first FUEL TV UFC event on Wednesday, February 15 that will likely take place in Ellenberger’s hometown of Omaha, Neb., MMAjunkie reported Tuesday.
Ellenberger (26-5) knocked out recent title challenger Jake Shields in just 53-seconds in September for his fifth-straight win following a split decision loss to Carlos Condit in his Octagon debut in 2009. Sanchez (23-4) hasn’t fought since topping Martin Kampmann in March for his second-straight win after a hand injury forced him out of a September bout against Matt Hughes.
UFC on FUEL TV 1 joins an early-2012 schedule that includes UFC on FX 1 on Jan. 20, UFC on Fox 2 on Jan. 28, UFC 143 on Feb. 4, UFC 144 on Feb. 25, and UFC 145 on March 3 that will likely take place in Sydney, Australia and feature Martin Kampmann vs. Thiago Alves.
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