// UFC Fight Night 25 results: Jake Ellenberger should be one win away from a title shot //

When he was signed by the UFC two years ago to take a bout on only one month’s notice, Jake Ellenberger gave current number one welterweight contender Carlos Condit everything the New Mexican could handle.

Since then, he’s been a one-man wrecking crew, finishing all but one of his opponents. Only Brazilian Carlos Eduardo Rocha was able to climb inside the Octagon with Ellenberger and escape with his consciousness intact.

Veteran Mike Pyle was the first victim on “The Juggernaut’s” hit list and was followed up with a temporary disfigurement of John Howard. “Doomsday” was undefeated in the Octagon prior to meeting up with Ellenberger who caused a softball-sized hematoma to grow from Howard’s forehead.

Rocha and a split decision win came next for the wrestler. It was a fight that has lingered with him, a point made obvious when he compared the Brazilian to his opponent from last night.

Less than three months after his tilt with the Brazilian, Ellenberger stepped inside the Octagon on about two weeks notice at UFC 129. He nearly erased the stench from the lackluster decision win three pay-per-views (PPV) earlier with a brutal two-punch knockout over Sean Pierson.

But it wasn’t until last night that “The Juggernaut” proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that he belongs in the infamous “mix” for a welterweight title shot. He beat — no, destroyed — Jake Shields in a manner that no other fighter has been able to do.

It took Georges St. Pierre 25 minutes and three judges to get the better of Shields while it took Ellenberger only one knee and a handful of punches to leave little doubt who has the better man. 

Which is why — should he get one more solid win under his belt — “The Juggernaut” should challenge the French-Canadian — or whoever holds the title — for welterweight supremacy. 

The argument continues after the jump!

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