Brian Ebersole will face T.J. Waldburger on the UFC on FX 4 main card Friday night in Atlantic City (Esther Lin, MMA Fighting).
This is the UFC on FX 4 live blog for Brian Ebersole vs. T.J. Waldburger, a welterweight bout on tonight's UFC on FX 4 event from the Revel Casino in Atlantic City.
Ebersole, who has won all three of his UFC fights, will square off against Waldburger, who has won three of his four UFC fights, on the main card.
Check out the UFC on FX 4 live blog below.
Round 1: Waldburger lands a straight left on the button early and ends up in Ebersole's half-guard. Ebersole looks to get to his feet, but Waldburger sees an opening for a D'Arce choke. Ebersole manages to escape, and the two are back on their feet and clinching in center Octagon. Two minutes left, standing, both guys keeping their distance. They clinch again and Ebersole lands a knee, then hits an elbow on the break. Ebersole connects with a high kick. Final minute. Waldburger with a straight right, Ebersole counters with a left. Waldburger won the first half of the round; Ebersole the second, the tight D'Arce gives Waldburger the edge. MMAFighting scores the round for T.J. Waldburger, 10-9.
Round 2: Waldburger shoots early and scores a double-leg takedown. Waldburger tries to transition to Ebersole's back, doesn't quite get it, and Ebersole instead ends up in Waldburger's guard. Waldburger working for an omoplata. Ebersole escapes, but Waldburger works for a straight armbar. Ebersole again escapes. Now Waldburger is working for a triangle. Again Ebersole finds an escape. Ebersole stays on the ground with him and Waldburger is looking for a fourth submission attempt. Ebersole lands a few hammer fists, but now Waldburger has a reverse triangle going. Ebersole lands from several strikes. Close round. MMAFIghting scores the round for Brian Ebersole, 10-9 (19-19 overall).
Round 3: Ebersole goes for an unorthodox cartwheel-ish kick about a minute in. The two clinch along the fence. Two minutes in, we're back on the ground, Ebersole in Waldburger's guard. Ebersole with shoulder strikes. Waldburger working a triangle but doesn't have it tight. Ebersole nearly gets Waldburger's guard. Ebersole moves to side control. Gets back to his feet and scores with a few punches. Ebersole landing strikes on the ground as the round ends. Fight will likely come down to how the second round was scored. MMAFightings scores the round for Brian Ebersole, 10-9 (29-28 overall).
Brian Ebersole def. T.J. Waldburger via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
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