After three straight losses against top competition, once-rising UFC welterweight Jake Ellenberger battled longtime veteran Josh Koscheck in a must-win situation on the main card of last night’s (Sat., February 28, 2015) UFC 184 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

With his job potentially on the line, ‘Juggernaut’ got just that with a thoroughly decisive submission win using a north-south choke, earning his first UFC tapout in the process.

Ellenberger used strong striking to nail Koscheck with a big right hand early that looked to have injured his eye a bit. From there, he showed a new wrinkle to his UFC game with a shockingly quick and effective submission. Watch the highlights of Ellenberger’s much-needed return win below:

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