UFC on FUEL 1 is official.
UFC on FUEL 1 “Sanchez vs. Ellenberger” is scheduled to take place at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska on Wednesday, Feb 15, and will air live at 8pm ET/5pm PT on FUEL TV.
The card will be headlined by a welterweight match-up between Diego Sanchez and Jake Ellenberger.
“The welterweight division is stacked with contenders and Diego Sanchez and Jake Ellenberger want to prove that they deserve a shot at the title,” UFC President Dana White said. “Diego is known as one of the most exciting fighters in the sport and Jake has knocked out four out of his last five opponents. This is a great fight for the fans in Omaha and it’s going to make for an awesome main event on FUEL TV.”
“I am expecting an electric atmosphere for my fight against Jake Ellenberger in the UFC on FUEL TV card,” Sanchez said. “Not only is Omaha in the heart of some of the best wrestling in the U.S., but it is also Ellenberger’s home. I have never been more ready for a fight in my career. Fans are going to see a focused and well-rounded Diego Sanchez stepping into the Octagon. I promise they will like what they see.”
“Sanchez has fought a lot of great fighters and he brings a lot of good tools to the table, but he won’t beat me,” Ellenberger said. “I’ve always prepared for the worst and hoped for the best. I always look to finish fights as fast as I can, just being prepared as I can. But I can see a TKO in the first or second round.”
Other fights official for the card include Stefan Struve vs. Dave Herman, Aaron Simpson vs. Ronny Markes and Ivan Menjivar vs. John Albert.
Ticket info below.
- UFC Fight Club Presale: Wednesday, January 4, 10am CT
- UFC Newsletter Presale: Thursday, January 5, 10am CT
- Public On-Sale Date: Friday, January 6, 10am CT
Tickets will be priced at $150, $100, $75, $50 and $35. They can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.