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Brian Ebersole Returns vs. Rick Story at UFC 167

Posted on by Andrew Potter

Brian-Ebersole-StrikeforceBrian Ebersole will return to the Octagon when he faces Rick Story in a Welterweight clash at UFC 167 on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas.

Ebersole hasn’t been seen since dropping a split decision to James Head in Calgary in July of 2012. Despite chatter that he would drop to lightweight, due to the inactivity after an injury-plagued 12 months, he will return at 170 pounds.

“Couldn’t get to LW (Lightweight) during such long period of inactivity. We’ll see if I can keep healthy post-fight, and try 4 next year,” Ebersole said via his Twitter account.

His loss at UFC 149 snapped an 11-fight winning streak for the Thailand based fighter.

Story, 29, comes into the clash having lost four of his last six bouts, with a recent split decision loss to Mike Pyle at UFC 160.

The UFC 167 card will be headlined by the welterweight title fight between Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks, with Chael Sonnen taking on Rashad Evans in the co-main event.

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  • Ian Price

    This one’s a gimmie for the arrow? I think so, because he’s so unpredictable, and moves forward with that patented one arm up and one arm down. Story is a great fighter, but I don’t think he’ll be able to do much.

  • http://www.CombatScienceMMA.com/ CombatScienceMMA

    Brain Ebs is such a talented fighter. He even had a great fight with Hector Lombard who is a beast. That James Head fight was a rip off, I thought Ebersole won but just my opinion. I would have liked to see him and Matt Brown go at it. Rick Story is tough so this should be a good fight.

  • laleggenda27

    I thought Ebersole was moving to LW. It seems like 155 would be a better fit for his skillset.