Jake Ellenberger defeats Carlos Eduardo Rocha via a Split DecisionPosted on February 5, 2011, 10:11 PM by Anton Gurevich
UFC veteran Jake Ellenberger managed to overcome Carlos Rocha's incredible Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills, and leave the Octagon victorious. The fight started in high pace, with Jake Ellenberger scoring an immediate takedown. Rocha fired back submission attempts, but Jake Ellenberger managed to defend well.
Second and Third Rounds saw fighters lowering the pace, as Jake Ellenberger managed to keep the action in stand-up, controlling the fight with jabs and 1-2 combinations. Rocha tried to land a few high kicks, but showed signs of exhaustion and was unable to come back into the fight in full force.
However, one of the judges awarded Rocha a 29-28 victory, but in the end it was Jake Ellenberger who got the other two votes, edging Carlos Eduardo Rocha in a Split Decision. Ellenberger improved his MMA record to 24-5, as Rocha suffered the first defeat of his career, now holding a record of 9-1.