Former UFC title challenger Diego Sanchez is one of the toughest fighters to finish in the UFC, but welterweight standout Jake Ellenberger—who holds 17 knockout victories and 23 wins overall—plans on stopping him at UFC on Fuel TV 1 Wednesday night.
Ellenberger, who is considered by many to be the hardest-hitting welterweight in the UFC, is coming off a TKO victory over former Strikeforce welterweight champion Jake Shields, who he stopped just 53 seconds into the first round. Shields had been coming off a unanimous decision loss to UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre prior to that fight.
Sanchez is coming off back-to-back victories over Martin Kampmann and Paulo Thiago. Of his four losses, all but one are by decision, which came after he suffered a deep gash on his forehead in a lightweight title fight versus B.J. Penn. His last two bouts both earned fight of the night bonuses.
In the co-main event, heavyweights Stefan Struve and Dave Herman will fight in what should be a fan-friendly battle that guarantees a finish. Combined, both fighters have only been the distance twice in over 50 professional bouts.
Of Herman's 21 victories, 15 have come by knockout and five by submission. Struve has 15 submission wins and five knockout victories.
Other main card bouts include Ivan Menjivar vs. John Albert, TJ Dillashaw vs. Walel Watson, Stipe Miocic vs. Philip De Fries and Aaron Simpson vs. Ronny Markes.