Brian Ebersole won a split decision over Claud Patrick at UFC 140. The judges scored the fight 29-28 Ebersole, 28-29 Patrick, and 29-28 Ebersole.
Brian Ebersole tried to quickly find his range with various kick attempts. He failed on his first takedown attempt when Patrick sprawled and controlled the head. They fought for dominance clinched against the cage. Ebersole dropped down for a takedown but left his neck open for a guillotine. Patrick closed his guard and locked the guillotine for 30 seconds. Patrick gave up on the choke and the fighters regained their feet. Ebersole landed a jab and a straight to the body and then dropped down for a takedown. He gave up on the takedown and just ground on Patrick for the remainder of the round.
Patrick was the first commit in the second round with a takedown attempt. Ebersole clinched up and Patrick landed an inside hook. Ebersole pushed forward against the fence and landed an elbow on the break. Ebersole ran back in for another takedown but wasn't able to finish it. He landed another elbow on the break. Patrick looked for his own shot and Ebersole defended. The round was fought against the fence. The only real significant strike was Claude Patrick's left hand.
Ebersole attempted a shot as the third round began. Patrick defended but eventually gave up and fell back to guard. Ebersole wasn't really working from the top and Patrick regained his feet. Ebersole kept the body lock and dropped Patrick back to the ground. Patrick against got back to his feet but Ebersole rode his back all the way up. The round was against fought against the fence until Patrick sprawled out looked for a choke. Ebersole survived and they both stood. They traded on the feet for a bit and the round ended with Ebersole looking for a takedown.
Brian Ebersole is now 3-0 in the UFC. He is 48-14-1 in his UFC career. Claude Patrick picked up his second career loss and is now 3-1 in the UFC. His MMA record is 14-2.