UFC 178 will be headlined by the rematch for the 205 pound title between Alexander Gustaffson and Jon Jones and will now either get a potential main card opener or prelim main event.
The Undisputed “Champion of Chesthair” and veteran of almost 70 professional MMA fights, Brian Ebersole (50-16-1) will have to dawn a red cape and trousers on September 27th as he will take on “Doomsday” John Howard (22-9).
Brian is in a must-win scenario as he has dropped his last 2 affairs, his most recent was a unanimous decision loss to Rick Story at UFC 167. However before the pair of defeats, he went on a 11 fight winning streak surpassing 4 years that included going 4-0 in the UFC and a win over former UFC Welterweight Champion, Carlos Newton at Impact FC 1.
Howard has gone 2-1 in the UFC upon his return from a 2 year absence, but he lost in his last outing to Ryan Laflare via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 39.