In a contest between two of the UFC welterweight division’s hardest hitters, Jake Ellenberger resorted to his rarely seen submission game to finish Josh Koscheck.
While both fighters were known for their knockout power, neither of them could find their rhythm throughout the course of the contest. Both men seemed to have landed some decent shots, but it was a right hand in the first round that seemed to have rattled Koscheck, but Ellenberger chose not to pursue. Then, another right hand in the second round seemed to have hurt Koscheck’s left eye. Josh resorted to his instinct and worked to put to Ellenberger on the mat, but “The Juggernaut” showcased his own wrestling skills by staying on his feet.
With Koscheck looking for a double leg against the cage, Ellenberger latched up a guillotine with a rear-naked choke grip. After rolling in an attempt to escape, Ellenberger transitioned into a north-south choke and put the squeeze on Koscheck. Jerin Valel gave Koscheck ever opportunity needed to try and escape, but after several moments of the choke being applied, Koscheck finally gave in and tapped.
This is a big win for Jake Ellenberger who bounces back from a three-fight losing streak. This submission win marks Ellenberger’s first tap out victory in the UFC. This win took place at UFC 184 in Los Angeles, California at the Staples Center.