The fight between Jake Ellenberger (31-12 MMA, 10-8 UFC) and Jorge Masvidal (31-11 MMA, 8-4 UFC) took a dramatic turn when Ellenberger mistakenly got his foot trapped in the fence of the cage.
Masvidal saw the opening and quickly delivered a TKO in the first round.
The event, which took place on 4 December at Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, was the main highlight of the day’s TUF 24 Finale event, considering the unusual way the fight ended.
The contest was called at the 4:05 mark of the opening frame, and the combatant had quite a fuss about the possibility of a win given the circumstance. Even the well-experienced referee Herb Dean was uncertain of the decision to take, and had to call time out to ask if there could be another possible outcome given the circumstance of the win. Unfortunately, there was no provision for the sort of incident in the rules, and Masvidal was declared the victor.
After the fight a dazzled Ellenberger stood in the octagon to recount the incident and voice out his thoughts about the unlucky fight. Read more »
Benson Henderson will not at all be pleased to know that it is Josh Koscheck and not him who will be fighting Erick Silva in UFC Fight Night 62 which is scheduled t be held in Rio de Janeiro in the month of March. It was reported on Sunday, 8th March. No Formal announcement in this regard has been made by UFC yet. Originally Ben Saunders was supposed to fight Erick Silva but he can’t fight that match on account of injury. The venue of UFC Fight Night 62 is Maracanazinho Gym which is located in Rio de Janeiro.
Josh Koscheck participated in UFC 184 which was held on Saturday, 28th February this year at the staples Centre which is located in Los Angeles. There he had fight Jake Ellenberger and in the second round of the match between him and Ellenberger, Koscheck was choked out by his opponent. It was the fourth consecutive loss of Koscheck. Koscheck hasn’t won a match in three years now. The last time Koscheck managed to secure a victory was in UFC 143 which was held in 2012 in the month of February where he had to fight Mike Pierce. Koscheck won by Decision but indeed by a very small margin. Read more »