This is the UFC 184 live blog for Jake Ellenberger vs. Josh Koscheck, a welterweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Ellenberger, who has won two of his past five fights, will face Koscheck, who also has won two of his past five fights, on the main card.
Check out the UFC 184 live blog below.
Round 1: Wow, what a huge fight for both of these guys. Don't think either will get cut if they lose, though. Jerin Valel is your referee. Ellenberger working jabs. Koscheck head kick is blocked. Koscheck lands a takedown. They're up against the cage. Koscheck passes. Lands a couple of punches as Ellenberger gets to his feet. Koscheck pressing Ellenberger against the fence. Jockeying for position. Koscheck foot stomps. And some more. Koscheck working for the takedown. Lands a knee. And another. Ellenberger is using the overhook and gets out. Ellenberger lands a right. Might have stunned Koscheck. Ellenberger lands a combo. Koscheck felt his power. Ellenberger cracks Koscheck with a right. The round ends as Ellenberger whiffs on a right. MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 Ellenberger.
Round 2: Koscheck immediately shoots for a takedown. He has Ellenberger pressed against the cage. The crowd boos. Ellenberger looking for a switch. Won't get it. Ellenberger using that left overhook to stay upright. The crowd is not enjoying this. Valel separates them. Big right by Ellenberger. Koscheck says he got poked. Valel didn't see it. Ellenberger grazes Koscheck with punches agains the fence. More books. Not a whole lot happening here. Koscheck shoots. Ellenberger defends. Against the cage again. Ellenberger has a ninja choke from nowhere. Koscheck tries to turn out of it. They fall to the ground. And that is it! What a submission! Anyone have Ellenberger by north-south choke in the second round? Weird. But big victory for Ellenberger. Koscheck was foaming at the mouth by the end.