UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz is in the books and the organization can consider the pay-per view event successful. In the first of three welterweight bouts on the main card, Jake Ellenberger met Nate Marquardt in the octagon in a battle of men who were looking to continue their climb up the 170-pound ladder.
In the bout, Ellenberger looked phenomenal and put together the most impressive performance of the night that ended in a brutal knockout victory over Marquardt in the first-round.
At the post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White announced that Ellenberger was the recipient of the UFC 158 Knockout of the Night bonus, which netted the welterweight contender a $50,000 bonus. The win should earn Ellenberger a crack at a top five opponent in his next bout.
Here are the full fight highlights courtesy of FOX Sports:
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