Sunday, February 01, 2009

O'Brien defeats Wellisch in 205 debut at UFC 94

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In a battle between two former heavyweights making the cut to 205 pounds, Jake O'Brien used powerful takedowns and smothering top control to topple the American Kickboxing Academy’s Christian Wellisch by split decision. All three judges scored the bout 29-28, two of them in O’Brien’s favor.

O’Brien (11-2) broke a two-fight losing streak with the victory, his first since his upset win against Heath Herring in January 2007. The 24-year-old former Purdue University wrestler took down Wellisch at will and had blood flowing from his opponent’s nose by the time the second round ended.

Wellisch (8-5) has lost back-to-back fights for the first time in his career. He tagged O’Brien with right hands in the first and second rounds, but his offensive attack was limited at best.

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