UFC Live: Shields vs. Ellenberger (also known as UFC Fight Night 25) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 18, 2011 (Aus time) at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The event was the seventh time that the organization has held an event in Louisiana and first since UFC 37 in 2002.
The main event between Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger was expected to be the first five round non-title fight in UFC history, but the fight ended up being planned to be contested at three rounds.
Here are the full results from the event:
Preliminary Card (Facebook)
Justin Edwards vs. Jorge Lopez
Edwards defeated Lopez via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Mike Lullo vs. Robert Peralta
Peralta defeated Lullo via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 29–28).
TJ Waldburger vs. Mike Stumpf
Waldburger defeated Stumpf via submission (triangle choke) at 3:52 of round 1.
Clay Harvison vs. Seth Baczynski
Baczynski defeated Harvison via submission (rear naked choke) at 1:12 of round 2.
Ken Stone vs. Donny Walker
Stone defeated Walker via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:47 of round 1.
Matt Riddle vs. Lance Benoist
Benoist defeated Riddle via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Evan Dunham vs. Shamar Bailey
Dunham defeated Bailey via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Cody McKenzie vs. Vagner Rocha
Rocha defeated McKenzie via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:49 of round 2.
Alan Belcher vs. Jason MacDonald
Belcher defeated MacDonald via submission (strikes) at 3:48 of round 1.
Erik Koch vs. Jonathan Brookins
Koch defeated Brookins via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 30–27).
Court McGee vs. Dongi Yang
McGee defeated Yang via unanimous decision (30–27, 29–28, 30–28).
Jake Shields vs. Jake Ellenberger
Ellenberger defeated Shields via TKO (knee and punches) at 0:53 of round 1.
Fighters were awarded $55,000 bonuses.
Fight of the Night: Matt Riddle vs. Lance Benoist
Knockout of the Night: Jake Ellenberger
Submission of the Night: TJ Waldburger