“UFC Fight Night 25” had its share of surprises, ending in a brutal knockout of former welterweight number one contender Jake Shields. Here are the results of the “UFC Fight Night 25” MMA card held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, on Sept. 17.
Jake Ellenberger defeats Jake Shields
Ellenberger wasted no time against Shields at “UFC Fight Night 25,” finishing the former Strikeforce middleweight champion in less than a minute. Ellenberger effortlessly stuffed a few takedowns from Shields, before sending him to the ground with a vicious knee. A few more punches and Ellenberger’s victory was official, making the 26 year old MMA fighter a legitimate contender in the UFC’s welterweight division.
Court McGee defeats Dongi Yang
McGee increased his winning streak to eight fights, defeating Yang by unanimous decision. McGee controlled the first two rounds of the MMA fight, but Yang turned things around in the third. Fortunately for McGee, he was able to withstand the storm, almost finishing Yang in the closing moments of the MMA fight.
Erik Koch defeats Jonathan Brookins
The 22 year old Koch impressed many with his performance against Brookins, earning the unanimous decision against the “Ultimate Fighter” season 12 winner. With a professional record of 13-1, Koch has a bright future in the UFC.
Alan Belcher defeats Jason MacDonald
Belcher was in form against MacDonald, finishing the Canadian MMA fighter in the first round. Unable to take Belcher to the ground, MacDonald’s decided to pull guard. It turned out to be a big mistake, as Belcher rained heavy blows on MacDonald, ending the fight via TKO.
Vagner Rocha defeats Cody McKenzie (rear-naked choke, round two)
Evan Dunham defeats Shamar Bailey (unanimous decision)
Lance Benoist defeats Matt Riddle (unanimous decision)
Ken Stone defeats Donny Walker (rear-naked choke, round one)
Seth Baczynski defeats Clay Harvison (rear-naked choke, round two)
T.J. Waldburger defeats Mike Stumpf (triangle choke, round one)
Robert Peralta defeats Mike Lullo (unanimous decision)
Justin Edwards defeats Jorge Lopez (unanimous decision)