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

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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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