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Huntington Beach “Outlaw” Faces “Juggernaut” on Bodog Fight: Costa Rica Combat
For Immediate Release
September 20, 2007
Much like the Stan Lee comic book character from which he gets his nickname, Jake “The Juggernaut” Ellenberger is often unstoppable when in motion and seemingly invulnerable to all forms of physical damage.
The 21-year-old mixed martial arts athlete has 12 wins in his 14 pro bouts with nine of those wins by way of knockout, earning him praise from one of the best in the business.
“He's a young talented guy with a great work ethic,” says trainer Matt Lindland. “That's a rare combination. He even helps out on my ranch in Oregon when he needs some extra cash. I actually named one of my goats after him – Little Jake!”
“I'm not sure if that's an honor or not,” laughs the Nebraska native. “But I do know training with guys like Matt and Dan Henderson at Team Quest has really helped me to raise my game. Their commitment and dedication to the sport is second to none.”
Ellenberger will get to demonstrate just how much he's learned this Tuesday, September 25 at 9 p.m. and midnight EST when Bodog Fight: Costa Rica Combat continues in Canada on The Score Television Network.
Ellenberger will take on 33-year-old Huntington Beach native Zach “Lisbon's Outlaw” Light (5-3). Like Ellenberger, Light, who was born and raised in Lisbon, Iowa, has also trained with one of the biggest names in the sport.
“I moved to California with nothing but a duffle bag and ended up meeting Tito Ortiz,” explains Light. “After getting to know me, Tito offered me a spot on Team Punishment and the rest is history.”
Zach has since worked on his stand up and Jiu-Jitsu techniques. He believes he's a bad match-up for Jake Ellenberger.
“I know for a fact he can't stop my takedowns. He's got to hope for a big punch to stop me early. Whoever imposes their will is going to win the fight.”
In other action, two of the toughest 125-pound women in MMA scrap it out when England's Rosie Sexton (5-1) and Japan's Windy Tomomi (7-3-4) take to the mat.
Tomomi was one of the top Karate-ka in all of Japan before turning her attentions to MMA, where the 30-year-old continues to dish out punishment.
“Before a fight, I try to think about the fun I'm going to have hitting my opponent,” she says.
But Sexton is no stranger to Bodog Fight fans, having defeated flamboyant Brazilian Carina Damm by submission in Bodog Fight: St. Petersburg. The 29-year-old Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do has brains to match her brawn, with a PhD in Theoretical Computer Science to go with her Cage Warriors Women's Championship belt! Don't miss Bodog Fight: Costa Rica Combat, airing Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. and midnight EST in Canada on The Score.
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