UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger

UFC on Fuel TV: Sanchez vs. Ellenberger (also known as UFC on Fuel TV 1) was a mixed martial arts event held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on February 15, 2012 at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska.
Background
The event was the first to be broadcast on Fuel TV as part of a seven year deal between the UFC and the Fox network.
Despite initial reports, the preliminary card for this event was streamed live on Facebook.
Rani Yahya was expected to face Jonathan Brookins at this event, but was forced from the bout with an injury and replaced by Vagner Rocha.
CJ Keith was originally set to make his UFC debut on this card against fellow promotional debutant Anton Kuivanen, but decided to pull out of the bout after his fathers house burned down in a fire. Kuivanen will instead face promotional newcomer Justin Salas.
Yoislandy Izquierdo was originally scheduled to face Bernardo Magalhaes at this event, but was pulled from the bout due to contractual issues with his former promotion, CFA. Magalhaes will instead face double KOTC Champion and promotional newcomer Tim Means.
Sean Loeffler was scheduled to face Buddy Roberts at this event, but injured his ankle during the pre-fight warm-ups.
Results
Preliminary card (Facebook)
*Lightweight bout: Tim Means vs. Bernardo Magalhaes
:Means defeated Magalhaes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26).
*Lightweight bout: Anton Kuivanen vs. Justin Salas
:Salas defeated Kuivanen via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
*Featherweight bout: Jonathan Brookins vs. Vagner Rocha
:Brookins defeated Rocha via KO (punches) at 1:32 of round 1. This bout aired on the Fuel TV broadcast following the Simpson vs. Markes fight.
Main card
*Bantamweight bout: Ivan Menjivar vs. John Albert
:Menjivar defeated Albert via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:45 of round 1.
*Bantamweight bout: T.J. Dillashaw vs. Walel Watson
:Dillashaw defeated Watson via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26).
*Heavyweight bout: Stipe Miocic vs. Phil De Fries
:Miocic defeated De Fries via KO (punches) at 0:43 of round 1.
*Middleweight bout: Aaron Simpson vs. Ronny Markes
:Markes defeated Simpson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
*Heavyweight bout: Stefan Struve vs. Dave Herman
:Struve defeated Herman via TKO (punches) at 3:52 of round 2.
*Welterweight bout: Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Ellenberger
:Ellenberger defeated Sanchez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Bonus awards
Fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses.
*Fight of the Night: Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Ellenberger
*Knockout of the Night: Stipe Miocic
*Submission of the Night: Ivan Menjivar

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