-Robbie Lawler vs. Jake Ellenberger
Round 1: It doesn’t take long for Lawler to make Ellenberger respect him. First come the high-kicks, which Ellenberger blocks but is clearly affected by. Then comes the boxing, which Lawler employs with such effectiveness that Ellenberger is rendered almost gunshy. The round ends on the feet with Lawler looking strong and Ellenberger looking like he doesn’t want to be there.
Round 1 to Lawler.
Round 2: Lawler continues his pursuit, and when Ellenberger shoots in to tie up, he’s met with underhooks and a knees to the body. After absorbing tons of punishment, Ellenberger succeeds in getting Lawler down, but Lawler scrambles on top and plants a hard knee to his body that forces him to turtle. Although he survives the round, things aren’t looking good for Ellenberger.
Round 2 to Lawler.
Round 3: Ellenberger has his best moments in the opening seconds of the round, swinging hard, landing hard and actually making Lawler wobble. But it doesn’t last long, and the countdown begins for Lawler’s TKO win – which comes after a torrent of punches and knees against the cage that wilt Ellenberger.
Result: Robbie Lawler def. Jake Ellenberger via TKO (Strikes) at 3:06, R3