UFC on FX 4 Results: 5 Fights for Brian Ebersole to Take Next

Cody GuinnContributor IIIJune 22, 2012

UFC on FX 4 Results: 5 Fights for Brian Ebersole to Take Next

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    Brian Ebersole defeated submission specialist T.J. Waldburger at UFC on FX 4 by unanimous decision.

    It was also announced that Ebersole would possibly drop to lightweight after this fight.

    Ebersole has now won 11 fights in a row and looks to take on a top lightweight. While he may not be a title contender just yet, here are five possible opponents for him to fight next.

Sam Stout

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    Stout, who also won at UFC on FX 4 against Spencer Fisher, looked very impressive and showed great improvements in his wrestling.

    Though it seems he's been around forever, Stout is still only 28 years old and a matchup with Ebersole could elevate one man into top 10 lightweight contention.

Paul Sass

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    Ebersole showed excellent submission defense against Waldburger. Therefore, it'd be fun to match him up with another submission specialist in Paul Sass. 

    Sass is coming off a big win against Jacob Volkmann at UFC 146 last month and has now won 12 fights by submission.

    Ebersole has had trouble with submission fighters in the past, but after UFC on FX 4, it looks as if those days could be behind him.

T.J. Grant

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    T.J. Grant is coming off back-to-back wins over Shane Roller and Carlos Prater.

    Since moving to lightweight, he's looked great, and a matchup with Ebersole could show which of these men is better suited for the division.

Jim Miller

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    Jim Miller is one of the most talented lightweights in the UFC. Miller's only losses in his career are to Frankie Edgar, Gray Maynard, Ben Henderson and, most recently, Nate Diaz.

    Some might argue Miller is too highly ranked for this fight, but Ebersole is as tough as they come and I believe this would be a great test to see where Ebersole stands in this stacked division.

Donald Cerrone

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    Cerrone is looking for an opponent for Denver; Ebersole might be just the guy.

    Ebersole has never been knocked out over his 66-fight MMA career, and Cerrone struggled with Nate Diaz's unorthodox style.

    They don't get much more unorthodox than Brian Ebersole. 

    Once again, you may argue that Cerrone deserves a higher ranked opponent, but I believe Ebersole deserves a chance to prove himself and Cerrone just wants to fight.

    I believe this is a great stylistic matchup and I, personally, would love to see it.