UFC on FX 5 Results: Ellenberger vs. Hieron: What Went Right for Ellenberger?

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UFC on FX 5 Results: Ellenberger vs. Hieron: What Went Right for Ellenberger?
Matt Ryerson-US PRESSWIRE
It wasn't great, but Jake Ellenberger did what he needed to get back in the win column.

Jake Ellenberger is back to his winning ways, but his fight against Jay Hieron wasn't the barn burner that we've come to expect from "The Juggernaut" lately.

Still, you can't knock him for the tepid victory.

An opponent like Hieron should give Ellenberger a small boost in the welterweight rankings, especially since he's now avenged his first professional loss. Plus, as the old adage goes, it takes two to tango and Hieron wasn't dancing.

Instead of focusing on the negatives, what were the keys to Ellenberger's victory at UFC on FX 5, and how did he put everything together? Let's break down everything he did right.

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