The odds makers have Rick Story down as a pretty big favourite in this fight, with odds on him to win at 1.5 ¦ 1/2 ¦ -200. Those odds make Brian Ebersole a good value underdog in a fight that he has a great chance of winning.
Rick Story has only won twice in his last 6 fights and those wins came against fighters who are no where near as skilled as Brian Ebersole. Even though Ebersole hasn’t looked great in his recent performances, he does have the ability to grind out wins and he’s only lost once in his last 12 fights. It can’t be ignored that Rick Story has fought and lost to a much higher level of opponent than the fighters Ebersole has gone up against to hold that record, but still, Ebersole still knows how to win fights.
Both these fighters are grinders, they’re difficult to beat and even more difficult to finish. This will very likely turn into a 15 minute grind with the winner being the guy who can maintain Octagon control.
Rick Story is incredibly tough and he’s only ever been stopped once in his career. 8 of his last 11 fights have gone to a decision. Brian Ebersole is also extremely tough and hasn’t been finished since he fought Hector Lombard 5 years ago. A very safe bet for this fight is that the fight will go the distance, so look for the option to bet on this fight lasting “More Than 2.5 Rounds”
Brian Ebersole has all the skills to beat Rick Story. Story is a very tough, scrappy fighter but Ebersole is a better grappler and can pick him apart in the striking.
Rick Story likes to throw caution to the wind and push forward in fights. That strategy will play straight into the hands of Ebersole who is a very skilled counter fighter. At these odds Ebersole presents us with a great value bet on a highly skilled underdog who should win this fight!
BRIAN EBERSOLE TO WIN + THE FIGHT TO LAST MORE THAN 2.5 ROUNDS[divider]
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