James Head at UFC 131When all was said and done at UFC 149: Faber vs. Barão on Saturday night, James Head walked out of the Octagon in Calgary with a split decision victory over Brian Ebersole.

Lighting up the night, they did not, but it wasn’t for lack of trying.

Head looked to take charge of the fight early, sprawling out Ebersole’s takedown attempts and working punches to the body, trying to soften him up.

He did effectively take Ebersole out of his game, defending nearly every takedown attempt in the fight, but Head never really got enough of his own offense going to fully take control. To be fair, much of that probably had to do with the constant feints and odd angles that Ebersole showed all night.

Head turned it on, if ever so slightly, in the final round to once again fend off the takedowns, and this time landing a few more sharp punches coupled with knees to the midsection.

Head did enough to earn 29-28 scores from two of the judges, while the other saw it the same tally but in Ebersole’s favor.

Having lost his UFC debut to Nick Ring, Head has now strung together back-to-back victories, while Ebersole has more food for thought, as he ponders a move from welterweight down to the 155-pound class.

Follow @KenPishna on Twitter or e-mail Ken Pishna.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Ray gets big split-decision win in Belfast

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 views

Stevie Ray took a risk by replacing the injured James Krause on four weeks’ notice, but at in Belfast on Saturday, the risk paid off as he won a three-round split decision over veteran contender Ross read news >>

UFC Fight Night 100 results: Sergio Moraes battles way to tough split decision win over Zak Ottow

  • 19 days ago
  • 5 views

SAO PAULO – Sergio Moraes had to scratch and claw his way through his battle with Zak Ottow, but in the end he emerged victorious by split decision.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 101 results: Danielle Taylor outpunches Seo Hee Ham for split decision

  • 12 days ago
  • 11 views

MELBOURNE, Australia – Danielle Taylor spent most of her fight with Seo Hee Ham in a perpetual backpedal, but it didn’t prevent her from finding a consistent home for her right hand. Filed under: New read news >>

Joseph Benavidez Edges Henry Cejudo in Split Decision (TUF 24 Finale Results) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 5 days ago
  • 6 views

Joseph Benavidez fought a close scrap with Henry Cejudo, but it was Benavidez who came out on top in the co-main event at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale in Las Vegas on Saturday. read news >>

Henry Cejudo on 'Accidental Kicks to the Nuts' (TUF 24 Finale) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 3 days ago
  • 24 views

Henry Cejudo fought Joseph Benavidez to a split decision at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale and thinks the point deduction may have cost him the fight. read news >>