UFC on FUEL TV 1: Jake Ellenberger predicts first or second round knockout win over Diego Sanchez

Jake Ellenberger, says he can see knocking out Diego Sanchez in the first or second round at UFC on FUEL TV 1 in Nebraska.

From the "obvious prediction is obvious" department, we have Jake Ellenberger.

"The Juggernaut" will headline the inaugural UFC on Fuel TV 1 fight card opposite Diego Sanchez on Feb. 15, 2012, in Omaha, Nebraska. When asked for a prediction, here's what he said:

"Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. That's what I've always done. If it goes three, if it goes five rounds, if it goes 10 rounds, I mean, I'll be ready for sure. I always look to finish fights as fast as I can, just being prepared as I can. But I can see a TKO in the first or second round."

Considering how difficult it is to finish Sanchez, who has been stopped just once in his 27 fight career, that would seem to be a rather bold claim from Ellenberger.

But that's the same thing we said when he was telling folks he could knock Jake Shields out before their bout at UFC Fight Night 25 back in September. Shields had also only been finished once in his career.

Ellenberger took him out in just 53 seconds.

That's not to say he'll do the same to Sanchez, just that it's not as crazy a prediction as it sounds. And even if he manages to win a decision, Ellenberger is knocking on the door to a title shot. A knockout might put him over the top.

Hear more from "The Juggernaut" in the full entry, including his thoughts on where he is in the welterweight division and how he's handling his profile growing more and more.

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