Saturday, February 12, 2011

Safeauto Fight Team Member Jake Ellenberger to Enter Octagon™ at UFC® 126: Silva vs. Belfort

Columbus, OH (OPENPRESS) February 3, 2011 -- SafeAuto, a car insurance carrier headquartered in Columbus, Ohio that provides coverage to automobile drivers in fifteen states, is proud to announce that one of its SafeAuto Fight Team members will be competing at UFC® 126: SILVA vs. BELFORT.

SafeAuto Fight Team member Jake Ellenberger will take on Carlos Eduardo Rocha in a welterweight matchup at the sold out Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas this Saturday, February 5, 2011.

Ellenberger, nicknamed “The Juggernaut,” is currently 23-5. Originally from Omaha, Neb., he has been fighting professionally since 2005. The 170-pound fighter is matched with Rocha, a Brazilian who is undefeated at 9-0 in his professional career.

In preparation for the fight, Ellenberger is keeping it all in perspective, and staying positive.

"For me, it's just being smart, staying disciplined in this fight. Every way that I picture it in my head, I leave with my hand raised,” he said in a recent interview.

UFC® 126: SILVA vs. BELFORT will be available live on Pay-Per-View on Feb. 5 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. UFC 126 will also be available on Pay-Per-View in Spanish in the United States.

SafeAuto is sponsoring individual fighters for each of the UFC events that are being held in 2011. The SafeAuto Fight Team also has its own website dedicated to information about the sponsored fighters, including exclusive interviews, pictures and videos of all sponsored fighters. There will also be officially sanctioned UFC content available directly from the site. It can be accessed at

The 2011 SafeAuto Fight Team is made up of Ellenberger, Stephan Bonnar, Travis Brown, Clay Guida and Thiago Silva. The Fight Team can be followed both on Facebook as well as on the company’s “Legal For Less” YouTube channel where a series of fighter interviews have already been posted.

The company has a tradition of covering UFC on their official blog titled “Play It Safe,” and just recently announced an agreement to be an official sponsor of the league for 2011.

About SafeAuto –
SafeAuto Insurance Company is a Property and Casualty Insurance Company based in Columbus, OH. Today, the company provides the state required minimum insurance coverage to automobile drivers in fifteen states including Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Georgia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Illinois, Missouri, Arizona, Oklahoma and Texas. SafeAuto is a direct-to-consumer automobile insurance company offering auto insurance over the phone via its 1-800-SafeAuto toll free phone number. For more information visit

About Ultimate Fighting Championship® -
Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, and headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., UFC® produces over 12 UFC live Pay-Per-View events annually and 30 live arena events around the world. UFC programming is distributed in the United States on Viacom, Inc.’s Spike TV and on Comcast, Inc.’s VERSUS network.  UFC content is distributed commercially through Joe Hand Promotions in the U.S. and Canadastar in Canada.  Globally, UFC programming is broadcast in over 145 countries and territories, reaching 354 million homes worldwide, in 19 different languages.  Ancillary businesses now include with over 5 million unique visitors per month, the best-selling UFC “Undisputed” videogame franchise distributed by THQ, UFC Gym™, UFC Fight Club affinity program, UFC Fan Expo™ festivals, branded apparel, trading cards, articulated action figures and other media including best-selling DVDs and a U.S. bimonthly magazine.

Ultimate Fighting Championship®, Ultimate Fighting®, UFC®, The Ultimate Fighter®, Submission®, As Real As It Gets®, Zuffa®, The Octagon™ and the eight-sided competition mat and cage design are registered trademarks, registered service marks, trademarks, trade dress and/or service marks owned exclusively by Zuffa, LLC and licensed to its affiliated entities and other licensees in the United States and other countries.

John Hargrave
4 Easton Oval
Columbus, OH 43219
1-800-SafeAuto .

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