In the third PPV bout of UFC 133, Brian Ebersole defeated Dennis Hallman in a Welterweight fight. Heading into the fight, much talk was about the unorthodox nature of Ebersole, but it was Hallman who delivered the weirdest moment, competing in an extremely tight speedo. Dana White was not pleased with Hallman's attire, vowing to make it illegal, and giving Ebersole a $70,000 "getting those horrifying shorts off TV as soon as possible" bonus.
The fight began with Hallman getting the takedown and securing rear mount on Ebersole - a position made mostly laughable by the tights. When Hallman was unable to secure a submission, Ebersole reversed and took control in mount. There, he landed a heavy elbow that immediately caused swelling above Hallman's eye. Ebersole continued the ground and pound, forcing the TKO stoppage late in round 1. He is now 2-0 in the UFC.
What was the high spot of this fight?
Clearly, the moment that will most be remembered is Hallman coming out in those tights. But the real highlight was that big Ebersole elbow that turned the tide.
Where do these guys go from here?
Ebersole has already gained a lot of fans in just two fights, and should move up to a more marquee opponent next time out. If Dan Hardy defeats Chris Lytle next weekend, Hardy vs. Ebersole sounds like a great idea.
With 14 years of pro experience, it's hard to see where Hallman fits in to the UFC at this point. It's possible he could still rematch Matt Hughes to give Hughes a chance to avenge his pair of losses to Hallman, but given Dana's anger over the tights, I think he has a stronger chance of being cut.
Watch it now, later, or never?
Now, because you want to weigh in on the whole tights issue.
More BE coverage of UFC 133 in the full entry.
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UFC 133 Results: Five Fights to Make - Mike Fagan
UFC 133: Why We Love Tito Ortiz, and Why the UFC Needs Him - Fraser Coffeen
UFC 133 Results: Where Do We Go From Here? - Matthew Roth
UFC 133: The Sweet Stench of Homophobia - Mike Fagan
UFC 133 Results: Rashad Evans' Beats Up Tito Ortiz and More Post-Hangover Thoughts - Brent Brookhouse
UFC 133 Results: Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz Post-Fight Recap and Analysis - Mike Fagan
UFC 133 Results: Rashad Evans Stops Tito Ortiz by Punishment - Bloody Elbow
UFC 133 Results: Vitor Belfort Stops Yoshihiro Akiyama in the First - Bloody Elbow
UFC 133 Results: Brian Ebersole Beats the Pants off of Dennis Hallman - Bloody Elbow
UFC 133 Results: Constantinos Philippou Scores a Split Decision Over Jorge Rivera - Bloody Elbow
UFC 133 Results: Rory MacDonald Pounds Mike Pyle to a First Round Stoppage - Bloody Elbow
UFC 133 Results: Alexander Gustafsson Mauls Matt Hamill in the Second - Bloody Elbow
UFC 133 Results: Chad Mendes Puts On A Clinic Against Rani Yahya - Bloody Elbow
UFC 133 Results: Ivan Menjivar Edges a Decision Over Nick Pace - Bloody Elbow
UFC 133 Results: Johny Hendricks Wins the Wrestling Match against Mike Pierce - Bloody Elbow
UFC 133 Results: Mike Brown Outwrestles Nam Phan to a Decision Win - Bloody Elbow
UFC 133 Results: Rafael Natal Punishes Paul Bradley to a Decision Win - Bloody Elbow
UFC 133 Post-Fight Press Conference Video and Updates - Bloody Elbow