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UFC 140 Fight Card Breakdown: Brian Ebersole Vs. Claude Patrick

A comprehensive break down of every aspect of UFC 140's welterweight bout between Brian Ebersole and Claude Patrick.

Photo by Esther Lin via <a href="http://www.mmafighting.com/photos/#photo-4" target="new">MMA Fighting</a>.
Photo by Esther Lin via MMA Fighting.

Canadian submission artist Claude Patrick (14-1) risks his 3-0 UFC record against the very volatile and unpredictable veteran Brian Ebersole (48-14-1), who's 2-0 in the Octagon himself. The two welterweights meet on the pay-per-view card of UFC 140 in Toronto.

Ebersole, 31, is known for shaving his chest hair in silly patterns and busting out wild moves like rolling cartwheel kicks in the Octagon. He's also known for his gritty fighting style and the cage calm you'd expect from a man who's spent the last decade toiling away in MMA's trenches.

Patrick is only a year younger than Ebersole, but he's a lifetime younger in pro MMA years. He is a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu who likes to look for submissions, but that will be tough against the savvy Ebersole.

Look for Ebersole to stay calm and keep out of submission trouble in a fairly ungainly fight that will likely see a lot of standing clinch work decide the outcome. Ebersole should take home a decision win.

 

Aspect Ebersole Points Patrick Advantage
Range Fighting



Boxing Journeyman So-so Ebersole
Kickboxing Funky Improving Ebersole
Wrestling Catchy 1 Good Tie
Clinch Fighting        
Dirty Boxing Gamey 1 Decent Ebersole
Thai Clinch Good 1 Very Good Patrick
Throws/Trips Good 1 Ok Ebersole
Ground Fighting



Positional Control Good 1 Very Good Patrick
Scrambling Runny Like Eggs 1 Fluffy and light Tie
Ground and Pound Ask Hallman 1 Effective Ebersole
Submissions Dangerous 1 More Dangerous Patrick
Intangibles Cult Hero 1 Canadian Tie
Overall Veteran Gamer 5/2 Little More Left To Prove Ebersole