With both wrestlers having solid wrestling backgrounds, each fighter tried to use their striking to take the fight to the ground.
Volkmann was able to get a takedown and would use strikes from the ground to get the back of Roller. Once he got the take of Roller, he was able to lock in a rear-naked choke and Roller would end up tapping out to the submission hold at the 2:38 mark of the first round.
Volkmann (15-3) has now won six of his last seven fights in the UFC and this is his first stoppage victory in the UFC.
UFC on FX 5 Results:
Jacob Volkmann def. Shane Roller via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:38
Diego Nunes def. Bart Palaszewski via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Darren Uyenoyama def. Phil Harris via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:38