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Referee Kevin Mulhall will oversee the night’s main event.
Round 1: Shields pumping the jab. Ellenberger tosses Shields to the mat as he clinches with him and then steps away. Ellenberberger shucks a strong takedown attempt by Shields and starts to put some heat on his punches. As Shields moves forward, Ellenberger grabs the plum and lands a big knee that sends him face-first to the mat; once there, Ellenberger tees off until Mulhall has to stop it.
Shields tries to take down Mulhall for a time before coming to, looking bewildered.
Jake Ellenberger defeated Jake Shields via TKO (strikes) at :53 of round 1
Ellenberger says he’s feeling unbelievable after defeating such a highly-regarded welterweight. He credits his training partners for the win.
Shields: “I’m just frustrated.” Says he thinks he could have kept going, hinting at an early ref stoppage.