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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-09-2013, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Brian Ebersole vs. Rick Story set for UFC 167 in Las Vegas

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UFC officials recently announced that a welterweight bout between Brian Ebersole (50-15-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) and Rick “The Horror” Story (15-7 MMA, 8-5 UFC) is the latest addition to the already stacked UFC 167 card set for November 16 in Las Vegas.
Brian Ebersole was last seen in the octagon way back at July 2012′s UFC 149 event in Calgary. Ebersole suffered a split-decision loss to James Head that evening, which marked his first defeat under the Zuffa banner. Prior to that, Ebersole had gone 4-0 inside the octagon, scoring victories over Chris Lytle, Dennis Hallman, Claude Patrick and T.J. Waldburger respectively.
After losing his UFC debut to John Hathaway at 2009′s UFC 99 event in Germany, Rick Story went on to win his next six fights inside the octagon. That six-fight win streak included victories over current welterweight number 1 contender Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks and former 170-pound title challenger Thiago “Pitbull” Alves.
However, since his victory over Alves at UFC 130, Story has gone a dismal 2-4 in his past six UFC appearances. Rick’s most recent effort came at UFC 160 in May, where he lost a close split-decision to veteran Mike Pyle.
UFC 167 takes place November 16 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The events main card airs on pay-per-view, following the prelims which air on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook.
UFC 167 is headlined by a welterweight title fight between champion Georges St. Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks.
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Wonder why it has taken Ebersole so long to get back in the octagon.


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I really don't know wtf is Rick Story's deal. Sometimes he looks like a beast, and then sometimes he looks like he's not motivated or the weight cut just took everything out of him. But no way he should be on a 2-4 skid IMO

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I really don't know wtf is Rick Story's deal. Sometimes he looks like a beast, and then sometimes he looks like he's not motivated or the weight cut just took everything out of him. But no way he should be on a 2-4 skid IMO
I think there are some opponents he just doesn't seem to respect and it hurts him. Like with Mike Pyle, I feel he just didn't give him the respect a veteran deserves.
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I expect Story to be too big and strong for Ebersole. He was straight up wrecking Pyle up until he gassed. I think he just didn't give Pyle enough respect and threw everything at him too early. He didn't expect the veteran of the sport to survive that beating, but he did and ended up taking a split decision from Story.

I see this as a good match up for Story. As long as he conserves some energy, he should win this one comfortably.

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