Ross Pearson to face Sam Stout at UFC 185

Sam Stout (20-10) and Ross Pearson (16-8) will fight each other March 14 in Dallas at UFC 185. The story broke Wed. night on UFC Tonight, and was confirmed by the UFC. Stout will have a chance to come back from an April KO loss at the hands of KJ Noons. Pearson was also stopped in his last fight, a November loss to Al Iaquinta. Both fighters have lost two out of their last three...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning Matchmaker: Serious questions at light heavyweight, middleweight

Ovince Saint Preux knocked out a legend in 34 seconds. What does that mean for his light heavyweight ranking? Luke Rockhold punished rival Michael Bisping. Does he get a title shot next? Mauricio "Shogun" Rua suffered the worst loss of his career. Is it time to hang up the gloves? We'll try to answer those questions and more in this edition of Morning Matchmaker. OVINCE SAINT PREUX...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Not all finishes are equal: A look at four of my favorites from UFC Sydney

It was one of those magical nights for the UFC with 11 fights and all of them ending in a finish. It was another exciting card for the UFC on Fight Pass that had fans find a home on the edge or their seats for the full duration. While finishes are fantastic in the sport of mixed martial arts, not all of them are equal; some are more impressive than others. Here is a look four of...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Al Iaquinta upsets Ross Pearson with 2nd round TKO

In a night full of finishes, Al Iaquinta picked up the biggest win of his young career as he slammed the door on Ross Pearson with a devastating second round TKO in Australia. Iaquinta stepped into the fight as an underdog to the former Ultimate Fighter winner, but showed the confidence of a seasoned veteran as he stood toe-to-toe with the British banger. The first round was very...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Al Iaquinta Earns TKO Victory Against Ross Pearson At UFC Fight Night 55

Al Iaquinta earned the biggest win of his career tonight in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 55 with a TKO finish against former TUF winner Ross Pearson. Round One: Pearson immediately to the center of the Octagon. Iaquinta tries an early side kick to the body. Right hook lands for Pearson. Iaquinta with a kick that lands. Another right hand for Pearson, then another shortly...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Rockhold Staff Picks

  Last Event Winner: Nolan Howell/Luke Irwin/Earl Montclair (8-3) Yearly Standings: Lucas Bourdon: 9-4 .692 Ben Kohn: 143-67 .681 Josh Hall: 35-21 .625 TC Engel: 87-53 .621 Luke Irwin: 228-140 .620 Earl Montclair: 111-72 .607 Nolan Howell: 150-100 .600 Naomi Kamornick: 6-5 .545 Dan Galvan: 5-6 .455   Middleweight Bout: Luke Rockhold (12-2) vs. Michael Bisping (25-6) Luke Irwin...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 55 Weigh-in Results And Video

The weigh-ins have taken place for tonight’s UFC Fight Night 55 event in Sydney, Australia and you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at below. — Main Card: Michael Bisping (185.7 lbs.) vs. Luke Rockhold (185.8) Ross Pearson (155.5) vs. Al Iaquinta (155.5) Clint Hester (185.5) vs. Robert Whittaker (185) Soa Palelei (265) vs. Walt Harris (250.75) Prelims: Vagner Rocha...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross Pearson looking to make star turn in 'adopted' home city

When Ross Pearson is in the Octagon on Friday night, he'll be announced as fighting out of Sunderland, England. He also spends much of his time in San Diego, Calif., training at Alliance MMA. But make no mistake: Pearson is the closest thing to an Australian native that the UFC has in a headlining spot at UFC Fight Night on Fight Pass in Sydney. "I'm pretty much an adopted Aussie...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 55 Predictions

UFC Fight Night 55 takes place in Sydney, Australia on Friday night and you can check out our predictions for all the fights below. — Main Card: Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping Bisping’s combination of technical, volume based striking, excellent cardio and a relatively well-rounded skill-set overall have served him well over the years and overcome a number of tough opponents...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Hardy believes Ross Pearson is the UK’s best shot at UFC gold

The Ultimate Fighter season nine winner, Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson has come along way since his time on the show five years ago. In his whirlwind UFC career, Pearson has won eight bouts and lost four, although one of those losses was a robbery against Diego Sanchez earlier this year. Although Pearson is technically on a one fight winning streak, anyone who watches the sport...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross Pearson, Al Iaquinta snipe back and forth ahead of UFC Sydney co-main event

It all started innocently enough. Al Iaquinta commented in an interview that he believed he had an "advantage" over Ross Pearson in striking. Pearson, one the most technical kickboxers in the lightweight division, took umbrage, tweeting the article and labeling Iaquinta as merely a "grappler." The two have gone back and forth a bit on social media and there doesn't...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 55 Fight Card

UFC Fight Night 55 takes place in Sydney, Australia on November 8th (Nov 7th in U.S) and we’ve got the full fight card for you below. In the main event of the evening middleweight rivals Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping will get a chance to settle their differences over the course of five rounds of fighting. Meanwhile, in the co-main event former TUF champ Ross Pearson looks to...
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November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighter Scouting Report: Ross Pearson

Ross Pearson Vitals 5’8″ 155 lbs (Lightweight) 69″ reach, Orthodox September 26, 1984 Record 16-7, 1 NC (UFC: 8-4, 1 NC) Current Streak 1 straight win Training Black Belt in Taekwondo Brown Belt in Judo Championships Held The Ultimate Fighter 9 Lightweight Winner   Strengths - schooled in multiple combat disciplines - good submission skills […]
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Diaz arrested twice in 10 months for DUI

UFC superstar Nick Diaz (pictured) was arrested on suspicion of DUI on September 6 at 2:20AM in Lodi, California. According to, the Lodi Police Department also hit Diaz for obstructing a police officer, destruction of evidence and driving with a suspended license. The controversial 31-year-old is expected back in court on September 27 for arraignment. From the looks...
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Morning After Drill: UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Saint Preux

  Contributor: Ben Kohn Well last night was pretty entertaining for the most part I would say, if lacking in any sort of relevancy in the grand scheme of things. The only fight that had a real impact on the top of any division was Formiga/Makovsky and that had an outcome that bummed me the hell out. Overall, I understand the need for cards like these but I do believe they could...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight night Bader vs St Pruex, the good, the bad and the ugly

Last night was another one of those magical nights where the UFC decides to stack a card with fighters who are unrecognizable to casual fans. Oh, what, that doesn’t sound magical? Hear me out here. A card filled with relatively no name fighters (or at least not top ranked guys) is a card filled with hungry fighters who will fight tooth and nail to make a name for themselves or...
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White Not Looking To Retire Gray Maynard Despite Latest Loss

In the build-up to Gray Maynard’s co-main event fight with Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 47 there were real questions hanging over the former title challenger’s ability to take a punch after a string of stoppage defeats, and his second round TKO loss only adds fuel to the fire. However, despite ‘The Bully’ now having lost four of his last five fights, all by stoppage due...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Bader / Ross Pearson UFC Fight Night 47 Post-Fight Interviews

Below you’ll find UFC Fight Night 47 post-fight interviews courtesy of FOX Sports with the winner of main and co-main event of the evening, Ryan Bader and Ross Pearson. — Ryan Bader: Ross Pearson:
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross Pearson Destroys Gray Maynard at UFC Fight Night 47 (Video Highlights)

In professional sports, there is nothing more depressing than watching an athlete struggle with when to retire. Well, the writing was plastered all over the octagon wall on Saturday for former lightweight top contender Gray Maynard. Ross Pearson (pictured) handed “The Bully” his third straight loss via TKO. The 34-year-old has now dropped four of his past five fights via...
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross Pearson hands Gray Maynard his 3rd straight knockout loss

Heading into Saturday night, Ross Pearson predicted that his opponent Gray Maynard would abandon the boxing heavy attack from his last few fights and instead opt to depend on his wrestling instead.  Considering Maynard was coming off two straight knockout losses and three KO's in his last four fights, taking the fight to the ground wasn't the worst idea either. As the fight got...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross Pearson TKO’s Gray Maynard In 2nd Round At UFC Fight Night 47

Ross Pearson picked up a big TKO win tonight over Gray Maynard at UFC Fight Night 47 in a bout that had been closely contested up until that point. Round One: Maynard lands with a nice left early. He comes forward with purpose, but Pearson moves away from danger. Pearson dodges another lunging punch from Maynard. Pearson connects with a punch of his own. Head kick attempt from Pearson...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 47 main card predictions

Fight day has finally arrived after a three week hiatus and the UFC has put together a fun Fight Night card for the fans in Bangor, Maine. Headlining the card will be a top 10 light heavyweight showdown between Ryan Bader and Ovince St. Preux. Both men are looking to continue impressive winning streaks and stake their claim as a top contender in the light heavyweight division....
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ross Pearson: Gray Maynard 'worried' about his questionable chin

The sting from Ross Pearson's last loss still has to hurt considering virtually everybody in the world scored him winning his fight in June except for the three judges sitting cage side, who inexplicably gave the victory to Diego Sanchez. While controversial decisions are nothing new when it comes to mixed martial arts, this one was particularly mind-boggling because Pearson out...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC newcomers Nolan Ticman, Frankie Saenz added to Fight Night 47

(Photo/Sherdog) The UFC is currently on a rare extended break due to the cancellation of UFC 176, making the anticipation for UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor, Maine even greater and there is still 10 days until the event. On Monday, August 4, the UFC announced a few changes to the promotion’s debut in the State of Maine. Gray Maynard will replace Abel Trujillo against Ross Pearson...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Gray Maynard Vs Ross Pearson Now Set After Abel Trujillo Injury

A lightweight fight between Gray Maynard and Ross Pearson is now official for UFC Fight Night 47 after Pearson’s originally opponent Abel Trujillo pulled out due to an injury. Pearson had himself originally been a replacement for Bobby Green against Trujillo at the event in Maine on August 16th, while Maynard was supposed to be fighting Fabricio Camoes on the card. What we’ve...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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