Jake Ellenberger; photo cred: Fighthub.tv
In the headliner, welterweight dynamos Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez will vie for the top spot to the organization's 170-pound crown, which ironically is now split between two men.
Sanchez is a gamer in every sense of the world. His relentless pressure and unwavering cardio has aided him in most of his outings. His ability to take a punch and continue to press forward is unlike any other man in the division.
A grappler by trade, Sanchez is served best when he sprints across the cage and looks to bring his opponents to the mat, using a hellish barrage of ground-and-pound blows to clinch the finish.
However, against Ellenberger, Sanchez will meet a bigger and stronger opponent whose experience on the collegiate wrestling circuit will serve him well here. "The Juggernaut" will be able to fend off the takedown and should Sanchez wade forward recklessly, he could become the victim of an Ellenberger-knee—which recently stopped former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields in less than a minute.
At some point, one of Ellenberger's bricks will crash into Sanchez, as "The Dream" will fall into unconsciousness before the final bell.
There's a difference between being tough and being too tough. If Sanchez eats the same kind of shots he took from Martin Kampmann come Saturday, he will be laying on his back looking up at the ceiling very quickly.
Jake Ellenberger defeats Diego Sanchez by Knockout