Stephen Thompson Knocks Out Jake Ellenberger With Spinning Hook Kick

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The main event of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 21 Finale featured a welterweight clash between Jake Ellenberger (30-10) and Stephen Thompson (11-1). For Ellenberger, a win would have kept him on track following his submission win over Josh Koscheck earlier this year. A win for Thompson would’ve extended his winning streak to five.

At the end of the night, it was “Wonderboy” who stood tall.

Thompson immediately threw a high kick to get the fight started. “Wonderboy” landed a thudding leg kick. Ellenberger lid up Thompson with a hook to the jaw that dropped him. Thompson pushed “The Juggernaut” against the fence. Thompson ducked under in a takedown attempt, but couldn’t complete it. They separated and Ellenberger’s trip was reversed.

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Thompson controlled Ellenberger on the ground and landed solid punches until Ellenberger scrambled out. “Wonderboy” starched Ellenberger with a kick to the jaw and he went down. They resumed on the feet and Thompson knocked out Ellenberger with a spinning hook kick to the head.

Final Result: Stephen Thompson def. Jake Ellenberger via KO – Round 1, 4:29