UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger

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UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger
UFC FN 25 poster.jpg
A poster or logo for UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger.
Promotion Ultimate Fighting Championship
Date September 17, 2011
Venue Morial Convention Center
City New Orleans, Louisiana
Attendance 7,112[1]
Total gate $685,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage

UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger (also known as UFC Fight Night 25) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on September 17, 2011 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.[2]


The event was the seventh time that the organization has held an event in Louisiana and first since UFC 37 in 2002.

The event was the last UFC "Fight Night" aired on Spike, and the last UFC Fight Night labeled fight until the debut of Fox Sports 1 in 2013. (Fox Sports 1 matches are designated UFC Fight Night, while broadcast network cards are designated UFC on FOX.

Mackens Semerzier was expected to face Mike Lullo at the event,[3] but pulled out of the event on August 31[4] and was replaced by Robbie Peralta[5]

DaMarques Johnson was expected to face Clay Harvison at the event,[6] but pulled out of the bout with an injury on August 31 and was replaced by Seth Baczynski.[7]

Daniel Roberts was originally scheduled to face TJ Waldburger, but pulled out due to an injury and was replaced by Mike Stumpf.[8]

The entire preliminary card was streamed on Facebook.[9]


Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Jake Ellenberger def. Jake Shields KO (knees and punches) 1 0:53
Middleweight Court McGee def. Dongi Yang Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Erik Koch def. Jonathan Brookins Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Middleweight Alan Belcher def. Jason MacDonald Submission (punches) 1 3:48
Preliminary card (Facebook)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Vagner Rocha def. Cody McKenzie Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 3:49
Lightweight Evan Dunham def. Shamar Bailey Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Lance Benoist def. Matthew Riddle Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Ken Stone def. Donny Walker Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:40
Welterweight Seth Baczynski def. Clay Harvison Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:12
Welterweight TJ Waldburger def. Mike Stumpf Submission (triangle choke) 1 3:52
Featherweight Robbie Peralta def. Mike Lullo Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Justin Edwards def. Jorge Lopez Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00

Bonus awards[edit]

Fighters were awarded $55,000 bonuses.[10]

  • Fight of the Night: Matt Riddle vs. Lance Benoist
  • Knockout of the Night: Jake Ellenberger
  • Submission of the Night: TJ Waldburger


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