UFC 140 – Jones vs Machida Preview
Brian “Bad Boy” Ebersole is one of the most interesting fighters in the UFC. Brian is a true veteran of the sport and has over 60 professional fights to his credit.Ebersole possesses a mixed bag of tricks and can devastate his opponents where ever the fight takes place. Brian has 20 wins by submission, so you think he would only be a grappler, but he also has 14 wins by KO, so he’s dangerous in all aspects of MMA. “Bad Boy” has the ability to take you down, choke you out, knee you in the clinch, destroy you on the feet and/or knock you out with a destructive arsenal of punches and kicks. In his last fight, Brian was granted a special “of the night bonus” that everyone was glad he won; “The Thank you for getting those shorts off of TV so quickly” bonus against Dennis Hallman. Ebersole takes his 9 fight win streak (and winner of 13 of his last 14) into Toronto against hometown boy Claude “The Prince” Patrick. Brian was originally scheduled to face fast-rising star Rory MacDonald, but due to injury that showdown will have to wait for another day. Unless his girlfriend shaves it off again, the “Hairrow” will most likely make its appearance at UFC 140. Brian is an easy going, friendly character and loves to joke, laugh and put out crazy YouTube videos, but when the cage door shuts “Bad Boy” is tough, durable and relentless in his pursuit of victory. At 31 years of age, it is hard to call Brian an up-and-comer, but in the UFC’s welterweight division, that is just what he his. It took Brian a long time, and a lot of fights, to get in the UFC and he is taking every advantage of the opportunity and could possibly work his way up to a “top ten” opponent with a win over Patrick in Toronto. Brian “Bad Boy” Ebersole trains and competes in Hayabusa combat equipment and apparel. Hayabusa is proud of the continued partnership with Brian and, again, wishes him the best of luck in his forthcoming battle.
Constantinos “Costa” Philippou is coming off a hard fought, three round split decision win over Jorge Rivera at UFC 133. That fight gave Philippou his first win in the UFC and now he looks to capitalize on the momentum against Jared Hamman at UFC 140 in Toronto. Constantinos is a former professional boxer with fast, accurate hands and, as he trains with the Serra-Longo Fight Team, an ever improving ground game. “Costa” has only lost once in his last 10 fights (8-1, 1 NC) and the loss was his UFC debut. He has learned from that loss, shaken off the UFC ‘jitters’, got his first win in the UFC and now looks to blaze a destructive path through the Middleweight division. Philippou has the striking skills to keep anyone on their toes and he will need them against Hamman. This fight will be a tough challenge for Constantinos as this is Jared’s second fight at 185, coming down from light heavyweight, so he is a big middleweight. “Costa” will be looking for the finish this time as his last fight was a hard fought split decision victory. Hayabusa is excited to, once again, partner with Constantinos “Costa” Philippou and wishes him the best of luck in this pivotal middleweight contest.
Hayabusa would also like to wish Igor Pokrajac, Yves Jabouin, Mitch Clarke and Jake Hecht the best of luck in their upcoming bouts at UFC 140. These excellent fighters each chose to compete in Hayabusa combat equipment and we wish them the best of luck at UFC 140.