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UFC On FX 4: Brian Ebersole Vs. T.J. Waldburger

Round 1: Some measured striking gets things started, both men getting in their shots. Ebersole gets dropped early on with a slick left hook. Waldburger follows him down and Ebersole wraps him up with guard. Waldburger fights his way into mount, but Ebersole is very active from his back and manages to work to top position. Waldburger slaps on the d’Arce and it’s tight, but Ebersole manages to fight his way out of it and to his feet. Ebersole seems to have regained his wits, he’s landing well on the feet. Ebersole gets in some good shots from the clinch, punctuated by a stiff elbow from the clinch. Ebersole manages to work Waldburger to the cage, where they spend the rest of the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Waldburger

Round 2: Waldburger ducks under a pair of punches and shoots for the takedown; he plants Ebersole against the cage. Ebersole reverses and turns the corner, taking top position. Waldburger threatens the omoplata, but again Ebersole defends. Ebersole starts to work the ground and pound, but Waldburger immediately goes for an armbar. Waldburger’s ground work and chain grappling is impressive, but Ebersole continually defends. Ebersole is settling into a groove on top, hammering Waldburger repeatedly with hard hammerfists. Ebersole defends again and goes back to walloping on Waldburger. Waldburger tries to squirm away, but Ebersole maintains top control and continues to beat on Waldburger.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Ebersole

Round 3: Ebersole busier than Waldburger to start, getting off some nice offense from the clinch. He tries his patented cartwheel kick, but it doesn’t pan out. He presses Waldburger to the wall and works him to the mat. Ebersole working top position well, keeping Waldburger down. Ebersole dominant for the rest of round, maintaining top control, stifling Waldburger’s offense and landing occasional ground and pound.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Ebersole

Brian Ebersole defeated T.J. Waldburger (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)