Joe
Ellenberger
14-1-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 1 fights.
Record: 14-1-0
Summary: Overcoming adversity, being cerebral

Fighter Info

Nickname: Excalibur
From: Omaha, NE USA
Fights Out Of: Omaha, NE USA
Age: 29
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )
College: University of Nebraska at Kearney
Degree: Bachelor's in Industrial Distribution, Master's in Sports Administration

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UPCOMING
Joe Ellenberger Apr 26, 2014
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Vagner Rocha -- -- -- --

Biography

TRAINING: Eat, Train, Sleep. Repeat.

Thoughts on opponent, Yancy Medeiros? Yancy is a typical Hawaiian fighter: he’s tough, hungry, likes to fight, and has no fear. He is also young and athletic, so it should be a great fight!

When and why did you start training for fighting? My brother signed me up on one night that he had also signed up for, thinking my wrestling would carry me through the fight. I ended up with a KO victory, and have been hooked ever since.

What ranks and titles have you held? Victory Fighting Championship 155lb Title, 2x NCAA All-American (Wrestling), NAGA Champion.

Do you have any heroes? My brothers.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means I am fortunate enough to be able to do what many people dream of doing their entire lives. It also allows me to show the world how to overcome adversity as long as you light a fire in your heart, put your faith in God, and never, ever give up.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I have my Bachelor's in Industrial Distribution and my Master's in Sports Administration, both from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was an Graduate Assistant wrestling coach at UNK and now I am the High Performance Solutions Manager and Home Energy Rater (HERS certified rater per RESNET standards, and BPI, inc Building Analyst) for American Energy Advisors, in Omaha, NE.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Blue belt in BJJ under Scott Morton and Rodrigo Vaghi.

Favorite grappling technique: Chokes

Favorite striking technique: All of them that land
•    Pro since 2005

•    Eight wins by KO, four by submission

•    Eleven first round finishes

•    On two fight winning streak

•    Lone loss came via decision to Justin Salas on October of 2011

•    Was diagnosed with rare blood disease paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) in October of 2009 – was forced out of MMA for nearly two years. Was then medically cleared and he returned in May of 2011. Has won four of five fights since his return

Career

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