NEW ORLEANS -- Welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger said this week that winning, and winning impressively, is enough to get you noticed in the UFC.
Safe to say, Ellenberger got noticed Saturday.
The Nebraska-based fighter isn’t the loudest fighter in the 170-pound division, but his record is speaking volumes as of late. Ellenberger netted an extra $55,000 Saturday with a first-round "Knockout of the night" performance over Jake Shields.
It was the first time Ellenberger, who has now posted four knockouts in the UFC, has won the award.
Welterweight T.J. Waldburger claimed the "Submission of the night" bonus for his first-round win over Mike Stumpf via triangle choke. "Fight of the night" bonuses went to Matt Riddle and Lance Benoist. All three were first-time bonus winners.
UFC Fight Night: "Battle on the Bayou" took place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The event drew an attendance of 7,112.