At UFC 149, Brian Ebersole took a short-notice fight against James Head in the welterweight division. Shortly before accepting the bout, Ebersole had announced a planned move to the lightweight division, where the 31-year-old thought his body was better suited.
Immediately after the contest with Head, Ebersole was shown on camera talking through the cage to Joe Rogan, who asked if the "Bad Boy" was still planning on moving to 155. Ebersole confirmed that his intentions had not changed, and threw in "these guys are big!"
Maybe Ebersole predicted the wrestling troubles that were in his future. Unable to work his opponent to the canvas, the new-lightweight failed on 14 takedown attempts.
The loss to Head snapped an 11-fight winning streak, which included four victories inside the Octagon.
Here is a look at five fights that we think Brian Ebersole should take in his new weight class of 155 pounds.