Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the welterweights have verbally agreed to meet with contracts on the way.
With over 100 fights worth of combined experience, it's actually surprising that Ebersole and Hallman haven't squared off before, but they'll get their chance in August. And with both veterans employing solid all-around skill sets, the match-up should prove to be intriguing.
Brian "Bad Boy" Ebersole (47-14-1)
Win Chris Lytle (unanimous decision) - UFC 127
Win Hamish Robertson (TKO) - Van Diemen's Caged Mayhem
Win Carlos Newton (unanimous decision) - Impact FC 1
Dennis "Superman" Hallman (50-13-2)
Win Karo Parisyan (TKO) - UFC 123
Win Ben Saunders (unanimous decision) - UFC 117
Loss John Howard (KO) - TUF 10 Finale