UFC 149 Play-by-Play: Brian Ebersole vs. James Head

July 18, 2012
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Brian Ebersole vs. James Head

Round 1: Head takes the center of the cage and Ebersole immediately goes for a takedown.  Head sprawls and they’re back standing.  Ebersole goes for another takedown and Head sprawls again. Ebersole lands a kick to the body. Head goes in and lands a knee and right hand to the body.  Ebersole answers with a kick to the body.  Head presses him against the cage and lands a knee to the body and an uppercut.  Ebersole lands a combination.  He follows it up with a right hand.  Ebersole drops under a punch for a takedown but Head sprawls.  Head applies a guillotine.  Ebersole gives a thumbs up.  Ebersole is in top position working inside Head’s half guard.  Head tries to use the cage to reverse.  Ebersole postures up and lands a couple of punches and Head kicks him off.  Ebersole goes for his patented cartwheel kick.  Head gains top position and that’s how the round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Head.

Round 2: Ebersole immediately shoots for a takedown.  Head sprawls.  The pace slows.  Ebersole lands a counter combination.  He delivers a straight left and a kick to the body.  They clinch.  Head lands a knee to the body and Ebersole pushes him to the cage.  The work for position along the cage before separating.  Head lands a left hook.  Ebersole attempts a takedown and again Head sprawls.  Two minutes remain in the round.  Ebersole jumps in with an uppercut.  Head lands a right hand on the inside.  Head lands a knee to the body and then to the head of Ebersole.  Ebersole drops down and gets a takedown.  Head looks up at the clock and takes a deep breath.  Ebersole delivers a few shoulder strikes.  Head sweeps him in the closing seconds.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Ebersole.

Round 3: Ebersole’s corner tells him to get the takedown between rounds.  They touch gloves.  Ebersole gets a takedown stuffed.  Head pumps his jab and lands a right hand.  Ebersole answers with a kick to the body.  Ebersole works for a takedown but Head defends.  Ebersole quickly goes for another takedown and Head shakes it off.  Ebersole lands an outside leg kick.  Head lands a combination and a knee to the body.  Head lands a left hand and a knee.  Ebersole delivers a right hand.  Head gets a takedown and has Ebersole’s back.  Ebersole works to reverse him and Head gets free.  They’re back to their feet.  Ebersole works leg kicks.  A minute remains in the round.  Head sprawls and stuffs another takedown attempt.  Ebersole goes for another takedown.  Head goes for a choke and it isn’t there.  Ebersole gains top position.  He advances to mount at the bell. MMAWeekly scores teh round 10-9 for Head.

The judges score it for Head by split decision.  The scorecards read: 29-28, 28-29, 29-28.

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