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Ultimate Fighter Live Blog: Jake Ellenberger vs. Martin Kampmann

Jake Ellenberger will compete in Friday night's main event of Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale against Martin Kampmann in Las Vegas (Zuffa LLC via Getty Images).
Jake Ellenberger will compete in Friday night's main event of Ultimate Fighter: Live Finale against Martin Kampmann in Las Vegas (Zuffa LLC via Getty Images).

This is the Ultimate Fighter live blog for Jake Ellenberger vs. Martin Kampmann, a welterweight bout on tonight's UFC event from the Palms in Las Vegas.

Ellenberger, who has won six straight fights, will face Kampmann, who is 2-2 in his last four fights, in the main event.

Check out the live blog below.

Round 1: Steve Mazzagatti is your main-event referee. Ellenberger lands an enormous left hook to the jaw which drops Kampmann. Wild flurry on the ground by Ellenberger, but Kampmann weathers the storm and goes for a guillotine. Still on the ground two minutes in. Kampmann has cleared the cobwebs. Ellenberger postures and throws a combo. Kampmann still working for a guillotine, but can't get it deep. Ellenberger's playing with fire. Kampmann still working for the choke. Back to their feet with 30 seconds left and clinching. Kampmann tries for a double-leg takedown, doesn't get it. Nice recovery by Kampmann after the fight looked done early, though. MMAFighting.com scores the round for Jake Ellenberger, 10-9.

Round 2: Kampmann lands a nice counter in the first exchange of the round, but this lights a fire under Ellenberger, who opens up with his strikes. Kampmann comes out of it with a bloody nose. Kampmann tags Ellenberger with a right, then grabs Ellenberger in the clinch and connects with several knees. The third one is a bulls-eye, which drops Ellenberger. Mazzagatti ends the fight.

Martin Kampmann def. Jake Ellenberger via KO at 1:42 of round two.

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