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‘UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger’ — Round-by-Round Results

(Man, you know Dana’s heart isn’t in this one when he can’t even be bothered to put on a funky t-shirt. / Photo courtesy of CombatLifestyle. For more photos from this album, click here.)

We told you why you should watch, and we told you how we think it’ll go down. At this point, it’s in God’s hands.

Tonight in New Orleans, Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger will lock horns in a pivotal welterweight contest. Will Shields shows flashes of his old submission-machine self, or will Ellenberger spoil the party in the Big Easy?

Plus: Middleweights Alan Belcher and Jason MacDonald kick off the main card, and Court McGee and Jonathan Brookins take the next steps in their post-TUF careers. Meanwhile on pay-per-view, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is boxing Victor Ortiz, and hell, maybe we’ll give you updates on that one as well.

Live round-by-round updates from the Spike TV broadcast of “UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger” will be piling up after the jump starting at 9 p.m. ET. Refresh the page every few minutes for all the latest. Here, we, go.

So they’re going to start airing King of Queens re-runs on Spike? EXTREEEEEME, BRO!!!!!!!

Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald

Round 1: Belcher stalking with his jab. MacDonald tries for a takedown but Belcher defends, and they lock up against the fence. MacDonald re-sets for a single leg, and drags Belcher down after some effort. But Belcher lands on top, in MacDonald’s guard. Belcher with a stiff punch from the top. MacDonald trying to hold him, but Belcher opens up and blasts down heavy punches. MacDonald covers up, then grabs an arm for a kimura attempt. Belcher defends and moves to side-control. MacDonald re-establishes guard and gets slugged in the face. He looks hurt. Now elbows and more punches from Belcher and MacDonald turtles under the onslaught. Belcher pours it on until the ref stops it. It’s all over. Impressive return performance from the Talent.
Belcher def. MacDonald via verbal submission (strikes), 3:48 of round 1. Damn, I didn’t see Jason cry uncle, but there you go.

Jonathan Brookins vs. Erik Koch

Round 1: Koch starts with a leg kick. Brookins throws a teep, and shoots, Royce Gracie style. He’s a little slow with it, but he still grabs onto Koch’s leg. Koch defends, and Brookins sneaks in a sharp standing elbow in the clinch. Koch lands a knee to Brookins’s grill. Knee to the gut from Brookins, then another elbow. Koch gets free and lands a long straight left. Leg kick Koch. Another straight left. Brookins works his way inside and grabs onto Koch’s leg again. Brookins drops to the mat with it, but Koch makes him pay with hammerfists and elbows to the temple. Koch shakes free. Brookins with another short elbow. The round ends with Brookins flipping Koch to the mat.

Round 2: Koch opening up with his punches. Brookins dashes forward trying to grab Koch’s leg, but can’t convert. Koch lands his straight left again. Brookins works again for a takedown. Brookins drags Koch down, but Koch is quickly back up, with the TUF winner still hanging off of him. The crowd begins their inevitable booing. Koch breaks free. Leg kick from Koch. Great punch combo and leg kick from Koch. Brookins goes back to his wall-and-stall. Finally he puts Koch’s back on the mat. Koch pushes off and gets to his feet, eating a punch on the way up. Brookins is on him like glue. Koch with an elbow to his head to end the round.

Round 3: Nice 1-2 from Koch. Clinch and knee from Brookins. Brookins shoots in for the single but Koch pulls out. Koch sticks the jab. Leg kick Koch. Another single-leg attempt from Brookins. Good defense from Koch. Koch tries to disengage but Brookins follows him and sticks an elbow. They break, and Koch scores a head kick, followed by a leg kick. Brookins tries a superman punch. They tie up and Koch takes Brookins down for a half-second. Koch puts Brookins against the fence. They separate and trade punches before Brookins grabs on again. Dirty boxing from Brookins to the last bell. Kind of an ugly one.
Erik Koch def. Jonathan Brookins via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28). Whoa. Two judges gave Koch all three rounds? No love for takedown attempts tonight. Not that I’m complaining; Koch definitely won the majority of striking exchanges.

An interview appearance by Jon Jones and Rampage Jackson turns into an argument about the alleged Jones spy in ‘Page’s camp. “You gettin’ destroyed, homey,” Rampage says.

Court McGee vs. Dongi Yang

Round 1: Yang throws a straight to McGee’s body. He throws and lands to the head. Yang is a step quicker than McGee in the opening moments of the round, avoiding all of McGee’s punches. But McGee finally lands with a short right, and it’s a good one. Yang with a hook. They trade leg kicks. Yang catches a leg kick, but misses the counter punch. Yang stumbles after a leg kick. McGee reaches out at Yang’s face, not for the first time, and follows it up with a punch. McGee dashes forward with some punches at the bell.

Round 2: Inside leg kick Court. Both guys swing hooks at each other. McGee rushes in to clinch, Yang tosses him off. Yang lands a pair of counter-punches as McGee attacks. McGee jabs. Slick 1-2 from Yang. McGee fires the head kick. Hard straight left from Yang. McGee shoots and grabs Yang around the waist, but the Judo black belt easily gets out. Leg kick Yang as the crowd boos. Body shot Yang. Yang sticks him with a counter as McGee lumbers in. Head kick McGee, followed by a leg kick, then some punches. McGee shoots, Yang ain’t having it. There’s the bell.

Round 3: Yang jabs. McGee shoots in, Yang defends and chases him off. McGee throws a kick, eats a hook. Yang’s nose is bloodied. McGee lands a right. Yang staggers McGee with a hook and darts in with a flying knee! He takes Court to the mat but McGee is up and slugging. Now Yang looks stunned, but he fires back with a punch and kick. Now it’s a fight. McGee clinches up, Yang shakes off. McGee landing more punches now. Nice uppercut in close. McGee shoots, Yang defends, but McGee stays on him and puts Yang down briefly. McGee outboxing Yang now, but is it too late? McGee with another takedown, and drops elbows on Yang. McGee grabs a guillotine and cranks it, but Yang pulls out just as the round ends.
Court McGee def Dongi Yang via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-28). No time for a post-fight interview. Hey, that third judge scored one of the first two rounds 10-10. Good for him!

Jake Shields vs. Jake Ellenberger

Round 1: Ellenberger comes out throwing hard. Jake looking to implement his gameplan right away, but can’t get Ellenberger down on his first attempt. They clinch up, and Ellenberger lands a knee to the body and one to the chin that drops Shields to the mat. Holy crap! Ellenberger jackhammers some left hands into Shields’s dome until the referee jumps in. Shields in la-la land, trying to grapple with the ref. And now you’ll remember the name “Ellenberger.”
Jake Ellenberger def. Jake Shields via TKO, 0:53 of round 1.

Shields thinks it was an early stoppage. “Ref’s decision, [but] I wanted to keep fighting.” Huh. I mean, he was clearly unconscious. Maybe he was still out of it while giving that interview. And we are officially living in a post-Shields era. What did y’all think?


- Vagner Rocha def. Cody McKenzie via submission (rear-naked choke), 3:49 of round 2

- Evan Dunham def. Shamar Bailey via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)

- Lance Benoist def. Matt Riddle via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)

- Ken Stone def. Donny Walker via submission (rear naked choke), 2:47 of round 1

- Seth Baczynski def. Clay Harvison via submission (rear naked choke), 1:12 of round 2

- TJ Waldburger def. Mike Stumpf via submission (triangle choke), 3:52 of round 1

- Robert Peralta def. Mike Lullo via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28)

- Justin Edwards def. Jorge Lopez via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)

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dranokills- September 18, 2011 at 5:50 pm
did RSparrow just say he had the clap?
Did karma just compare jake shields to Nick Diaz?
Did I just fart really long and loud...or was that last blast a tad chunky?
All these questions and the STOMACH churns!
KarmaAteMyCat- September 18, 2011 at 2:36 pm
Thats how I feel when people talk about Nick Diaz but thats a fans job. To analyze be over critical and to speak their mind they pay to watch MOST fights and abundantly blunt, thus you can't blame them for what they say honestly.
As Someone who competes it's frustrating at times to see that some people just don't appreciate the sport. If you grapple someone and take them down you aren't a fighter you are automatically Dumpandhumper. I mean it's a lot of the newage fans that don't respect the different aspects of the fight. I love being the kind of guy who doesn't give a fuck what people think for the most part. It's going to make competing in the future just that much more entertaining for myself.
I don't this Coma was really trying to insult dude and in all Honesty why wouldn't he say that shit to dudes face. Be realistic whats the trained fighter gonna do? Assault the random fan whos talking shit in public? Yeah because TMZ won't be all over that shit and they certainly wont be sharing a cell with a certain Rapist/Marijuana grower. I wont defend the statements but I think you understand where I'm going with this.
Madd love for sticking up for Shields though I personally don't think he should have taken the fight or should have pulled out of the fight. He had all the reasons in the world I wont give him excuses or make any for him because at the end of the day It is what it is.
Chiggs- September 18, 2011 at 10:36 am
Sat, 09/17/11 - 11:49

I’m inclined to think Shields was doing his usual kneel-leg hump combo he does when he gets rocked, but there was no sense in letting him absorb more of that ground and pound from hell. Don’t need him waking up from a coma and asking where his dad is.

COmeon dude, dont be a bigger piece of shit then you already obviously are..May not be a fan of Jake's but dudes dad did just pass away, not to mention he was his mentor, manager an somewhat Coach. Would like to see you shit talkin Keyboard warriors either say stupid shit like that to his face or even have the balls to fight either in the cage or on the street, fucking pussy faggot..
RearNakedSpoon- September 18, 2011 at 6:30 am
Sooooooooooooooooo it's true Strikeforce champions are inferior to UFC's. I'm willing to bet Ubereem is the exception to this rule.
Rampage getting under Jones skin and This seasons TUF looking very "entertaining".
Nut Puncher 9000- September 18, 2011 at 4:16 am
Meanwhile....Mayweather is being the BIGGEST BITCH in all of combat sports. What a fucking cheap bastard.
RSparrow- September 18, 2011 at 1:52 am
I think everyone should stand up and give a nice golf clap for Dranokills' excellent insight of tonights festivities. Cheers buddy.. u deserve it! What would we do without you
Elentius- September 18, 2011 at 12:46 am
Damn Ragin that was a bit low! I hate him as much as the next straight guy but c'mon! I did laugh though.
RaginAsian- September 17, 2011 at 11:49 pm
I'm inclined to think Shields was doing his usual kneel-leg hump combo he does when he gets rocked, but there was no sense in letting him absorb more of that ground and pound from hell. Don't need him waking up from a coma and asking where his dad is.
dranokills- September 17, 2011 at 10:09 pm
hmmm lets see what I can take away from tonights brawl in the bayou.....
#1 When jake boring ass shields is your main-event you gotta know your putting on some second rate crap.
#2 I hope that Rampage beats the fucking brakes off johnny spaz jones.
#3 Jesus Brookings learn how to fight would ya? Goddamn pathetic.
#4 Hey Court I'm so glad you could win against a slow ass opponent that fights as slow as you do, but really shave that amish nightmare beard and learn some MMA dude.
and lastly....
#5 hahahahahahahaha, ohhh sweet. How taste my pee pee Jake Shields? You were a joke coming into the GSP fight, and your an even bigger joke now. Go talk with your stupid braindead homie Diaz, I'm sure that you getting knocked out was GSP faults, and that makes him a double bitch for causing this. I mean you came to fight, but you know...what the fuck man! Someones just trying to harsh your mellow and shit, I mean...yeah, fuck man it's just sad ain't it.
HandsofGold- September 17, 2011 at 9:05 pm
@ mt59801

How does your foot taste lmao
mmacanada- September 17, 2011 at 8:08 pm
Early stoppage? Not a chance. Good to see Ellenburger be the first man to stop him. Big difference between strikeforce and ufc. Shields is 1-2, and his win was a debatable split-decision! He'll fade away over here. He'd lose to fitch, koscheck and a few others.
KarmaAteMyCat- September 17, 2011 at 8:03 pm
Not even close to early stoppage I hate to disagree but No he was done.
PERPATRAITOR- September 17, 2011 at 8:02 pm
Early stoppage....hendo had him more knocked out than ellen.
NomadRip- September 17, 2011 at 7:57 pm
How's that Veg*n diet working out for you, Shields? Ellenberger just kind of shrugged and tossed him a foot away.
ReX13- September 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm
oops, i was two minutes's over assholes
mt59801- September 17, 2011 at 7:54 pm
Jesus whoever bet on ellenberger has got to be motorcycle shopping about now
KarmaAteMyCat- September 17, 2011 at 7:52 pm
Ok then.. Good night cagepotato.
mt59801- September 17, 2011 at 7:52 pm
WOW never would've guessed
ComaPlata- September 17, 2011 at 7:52 pm
ComaPlata- September 17, 2011 at 7:51 pm
mt59801- September 17, 2011 at 7:51 pm
Hopefully Ellenberger trained by building a time machine and using it to wrestle for 20 years, and analyze why he spent 12 minutes on his back in this fight
KarmaAteMyCat- September 17, 2011 at 7:49 pm
I'm cheering on shields for this! Who you guys got?
hit me up on FB Bro.
blood red rock- September 17, 2011 at 7:44 pm
Shield's teeth bother me. Are the too big for his mouth?
mt59801- September 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm
The vertical fast paced kind is for sure
ComaPlata- September 17, 2011 at 7:40 pm
Glad Court got it. I like the guy and his story, but could we please stop telling it everytime he fights?