We begin the welterweight run to close out the show, as Jake Ellenberger (28-6) welcomes Nate Marquardt (32-11-2) back to the Octagon. Ellenberger is 7-1 in his last eight, while Marquardt is a former Strikeforce 170-pound champion. The third man inside the cage will be Phillippe Chartier.
Round 1: Slip by Marquardt, as both men are feeling each other out. Marquardt, unlike his last bout, is looking to pepper the lead leg of Ellenberger with some leg kicks. Marquardt attacks, connecting with a hook. Ellenberger answers with a combination. Ellenberger drops Marquardt and pounces, knocking him out cold and bruising up his face. Marquardt is protesting the stoppage, but he was out, as his head dropped to the mat. A left-right combo by Ellenberger knocked him down and a series of blows finished it.
Jake Ellenberger def. Nate Marquardt via TKO (strikes) at 3:00 of Round 1