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UFC on FX 5 live blog: Jake Ellenberger vs. Jay Hieron

The co-main event of the night for UFC on FX 5 is Jake Ellenberger vs. Jay Hieron. This is a welterweight bout, meaning 170 pounds. This bout is scheduled for three, five-minute rounds. This bout is also a rematch from a 2006 bout that took place in the IFL. Hieron won that bout via unanimous decision. The referee in charge of the action is Josh Rosenthal.

Round 1: Both fighters open orthodox. Hieron with a few inside leg kicks and then misses with a spinning back kick. Now a jab for Hieron. Ellenberger sneaks a left through as he moves in, but it didn't land significantly. Hard rear (right) uppercut from Ellenberger lands nicely and he's stalking Hieron now. Another spinning back kick from Hieron misses, but lands a glancing left hand. Hieron reaches for a single and Ellenberger balances off the other leg, separates and lands two hard punches. Ellenberger misses a few punches just before the end of the round.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Ellenberger

Round 2: Outside leg kick from Ellenberger to start the second frame, but eats a left hook from Hieron in the process. Hieron turning it on a bit landing outside leg kicks and short jabs, but misses on a single leg attempt. Ellenberger ducks a hook from Hieron and lands a beautiful double leg. Hieron is bleeding, but manages to create space with his guard enough to stand. Hieron peppering Ellenberger with leg kicks throughout the round, but misses with a spinning backfist.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Ellenberger

Round 3: Inadvertent groin shot temporarily halts the bout, but they resume fighting quickly. Hieron getting busy now throwing strike after strike. Ellenberger takes Hieron down, but Hieron gets right back to his feet. Hard outside leg kick now for Ellenberger, but Hieron is landing those more. The fighters trade leg kicks again. Knee tap from Ellenberger fails, but lands a knee on the clinch break. Wild hook just before the bell drops Hieron.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Ellenberger and the bout 30-27

Jake Ellenberger def. Jay Hieron by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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