With a reputation as one of the most underrated fighters on the roster, Midwesterner Jake Ellenberger pulled off the main event upset, sending Jake Shields reeling from a knee to the body followed by another to the head.
It was an exciting finish for the 7,112 fans in attendance. Those fans, according to UFC officials, accounted for a live gate of $685,000.
Fans in attendance were also treated to regional favorite Alan Belcher’s impressive first-round drubbing of Jason MacDonald. It was Belcher’s first bout in nearly a year-and-a-half after suffering a career threatening eye injury.