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Ross Pearson (born 26 September 1984) is an English mixed martial artist. He competed in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), holding a record of 12–13 (1 NC) with the organization.

Ross Pearson
Ross Pearson.jpg
Ross Pearson at UFC 105 weigh-ins
Born (1984-09-26) 26 September 1984 (age 35)
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom
Other namesThe Real Deal
ResidenceSydney, Australia
NationalityEnglish
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionFeatherweight (2011–2012)
Lightweight (2004–2011, 2012–)
Welterweight (2016)
Reach69 in (175 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofSunderland, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom
TeamThe Alliance
RankBlack belt in Taekwondo[2]
Brown belt in Judo[2]
Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active2004 - (MMA)
2019 - (Boxing)[4]
Mixed martial arts record
Total38
Wins20
By knockout7
By submission5
By decision8
Losses17
By knockout6
By submission2
By decision9
No contests1
Other information
SpouseKristie Jane Pearson
Websitehttp://www.rosspearson.net/
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Pearson, born and raised in Sunderland, England, began training in Tae Kwon Do at the age of six, before adding judo and boxing to his repertoire in high-school. Pearson later began training in mixed martial arts at the age of 17. He also attended Carilion Craft Training in Sunderland. Pearson worked as a brick layer afterwards. Inspired by early UFC events, Pearson decided to become a professional MMA fighter.[5][6]

MMA careerEdit

The Ultimate Fighter reality showEdit

In 2009, Pearson competed on the reality TV show The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom. He placed first in the lightweight division.[7]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

2010Edit

Pearson defeated kickboxer Dennis Siver by unanimous decision on 31 March at UFC Fight Night 21.[8]

Pearson was submitted by Cole Miller via second-round rear-naked choke on 15 September 2010 at UFC Fight Night 22.[9]

Pearson faced Spencer Fisher on 27 February 2011 at UFC 127. He won the fight via unanimous decision.[10]

2011Edit

Pearson lost to Edson Barboza via split decision at UFC 134[11] in a bout that earned Fight of the Night honours.[12]

For his next fight, Pearson dropped to Featherweight and faced Junior Assunção on 30 December at UFC 141. Pearson won the fight by unanimous decision.[13]

Pearson faced Cub Swanson on 22 June 2012 at UFC on FX 4. He lost the fight by TKO late into the second round.[14]

2012Edit

In July Pearson was confirmed as the Team UK coach for The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes. Pearson faced George Sotiropoulos in a Lightweight bout on 15 December 2012 at UFC on FX 6. He won the fight by an early third-round TKO.[15]

2013Edit

Pearson next faced Ryan Couture on 6 April 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 9. He won the fight by TKO in the third round.[16]

Pearson faced Melvin Guillard on 26 October 2013 at UFC Fight Night 30.[17] The fight ended in a no contest when Pearson was deemed unable to continue after being cut on the forehead by an accidental illegal knee.[18]

2014Edit

A rematch with Guillard was expected to take place on 8 March 2014 at UFC Fight Night 37. However, Pearson pulled out of the bout citing a knee injury and was replaced by Michael Johnson.[19]

Pearson faced Diego Sanchez on 7 June 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42.[20] Despite seemingly controlling the action over the bout's duration, Pearson lost the fight via split decision. This included a knockdown for Pearson in round two.[21] 13 of 14 media scorecards had the bout 30-27 Pearson, while the 14th had Pearson winning 29-28.[22] As a result, Pearson filed an appeal with the New Mexico Athletic Commission, "in hopes the decision is overturned, at the very least to a no-contest."[23] The official decision was ultimately upheld.[24] Despite an official loss on the scorecards, UFC president Dana White indicated that the organisation had ruled out the possibility of an immediate rematch and said that they would informally treat it as a win for Pearson, and that he would be compensated that way. UFC paid Pearson $30,000 as an unofficial win bonus[25]

Pearson was expected to face Abel Trujillo on 16 August 2014 at UFC Fight Night 47.[26] However, on 4 August, Trujillo pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Gray Maynard.[27] He won the fight by TKO in the second round. After a close first round, early in the second round Pearson landed a combination which knocked Maynard down, causing the referee, Keith Peterson, to step in to stop the fight as Maynard was deemed not to be intelligently defending himself.[28]

Pearson faced Al Iaquinta on 8 November 2014 at UFC Fight Night 55.[29] Despite being the odds-on-favorite, Pearson lost the fight via TKO in the second round.[30]

2015Edit

Pearson faced Sam Stout on 14 March 2015 at UFC 185.[31] Pearson won the fight via knockout in the second round dropping Stout with a left hook and finishing him with a right hand on the ground.[32] Subsequently, Pearson won a Performance of the Night bonus.[33]

Pearson faced Evan Dunham on 18 July 2015 at UFC Fight Night 72.[34] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[35]

Pearson faced Paul Felder on 5 September 2015 at UFC 191.[36] He won the back-and-forth fight by split decision.[37]

2016Edit

Pearson faced Francisco Trinaldo on 17 January at UFC Fight Night 81.[38] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[39]

Pearson was expected to face Abel Trujillo on 20 March at UFC Fight Night 85.[40] However, Trujillo was removed from the card on 12 March due to alleged visa issues which restricted his entry to Australia. As a result, Pearson faced Chad Laprise on the card.[41] He won the fight via split decision.[42]

Pearson was expected to face James Krause on 8 July at The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale.[43] However, Krause was pulled from the fight on 13 June for undisclosed reasons and replaced by Will Brooks.[44][45] Pearson lost the fight via unanimous decision.[46]

After the loss, Ross Pearson moved to the Welterweight division. Pearson explained that cutting less weight gives him more energy and better sleep.[47] He repeatedly had renal and digestive issues due to the weight cut.[48]

Pearson came in as a short notice replacement to face Jorge Masvidal in a welterweight bout on 30 July at UFC 201, filling in for an ill Siyar Bahadurzada.[49][50] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[51]

A rescheduled bout with James Krause was scheduled for 19 November at UFC Fight Night 99.[52] Subsequently, on 26 October, Krause pulled out of the fight citing a torn hamstring.[53] He was replaced by Stevie Ray.[54] Pearson lost the fight via split decision.[55]

Despite the three-fight losing streak, Pearson did not want to retire. He wanted the UFC to host an event at Newcastle before retirement.[56]

2017Edit

 
Countries where Ross Pearson has competed in as of August 2017

Pearson faced Dan Hooker on 11 June 2017 at UFC Fight Night 110. He lost the fight via knockout in the second round.[57]

2018Edit

Pearson faced Mizuto Hirota on 11 February 2018 at UFC 221.[58] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[59]

Pearson faced John Makdessi on 28 July 2018 at UFC on Fox 30.[60] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[61] This fight earned him the Fight of the Night award.[62]

Pearson was expected to face Joseph Duffy on 2 December 2018 at UFC Fight Night 142.[63] However, Pearson announced on 7 November that he was out of the bout due to a broken nose and subsequent surgery to correct the injury.[64]

2019Edit

Pearson faced Desmond Green on 30 March 2019 at UFC on ESPN 2.[65] He lost the fight via technical knockout in round one.[66]

Pearson announced his retirement on April 8, 2019.[67]

Pearson returned to MMA on November 16 to fight Davy Gallon at Probellum 1, losing the fight via KO.[68]

Fighting styleEdit

Pearson is known for his powerful punches.[69] His favourite grappling technique is the armbar.[5]

Pearson has stated that his hero is Randy Couture.[5][6]

TrainingEdit

Pearson is a member of The Alliance MMA Gym. Nick Hands coaches Pearson's Muay Thai, Sean Casey coaches Pearson's boxing, and Barry Gibson serves as Pearson's strength and conditioning coach.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

Pearson has an Australian wife, Kristie Jane Pearson. Kristie used to work as a ring girl. The two met at UFC and got married. Ross Pearson moved to Australia to be with his wife. They had their first child, a girl, in 2016.[70][71]

In his free time, Pearson does motocross.[72]

FilmographyEdit

TV seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom Himself Winner of Lightweight division
2010 MMA Live Himself Episode dated 29 July 2010 [73]
2012 The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes Himself Head coach of Team UK

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2010 UFC Undisputed 2010 Himself Playable character
2012 UFC Undisputed 3 Himself Playable character
2014 EA Sports UFC Himself Playable character
2016 EA Sports UFC 2 Himself Playable character
2018 EA Sports UFC 3 Himself Playable character

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
38 matches 20 wins 17 losses
By knockout 7 6
By submission 5 2
By decision 8 9
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 20–17 (1) Davy Gallon KO (Rolling Thunder) Probellum 1 16 November 2019 3 4:26 Brentwood, Essex, England
Loss 20–16 (1) Desmond Green TKO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Gaethje 30 March 2019 1 2:52 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Loss 20–15 (1) John Makdessi Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2 28 July 2018 3 5:00 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Fight of the Night.
Win 20–14 (1) Mizuto Hirota Decision (unanimous) UFC 221 11 February 2018 3 5:00 Perth, Australia
Loss 19–14 (1) Dan Hooker KO (knee) UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt 11 June 2017 2 3:02 Auckland, New Zealand
Loss 19–13 (1) Stevie Ray Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Mousasi vs. Hall 2 19 November 2016 3 5:00 Belfast, Northern Ireland
Loss 19–12 (1) Jorge Masvidal Decision (unanimous) UFC 201 30 July 2016 3 5:00 Atlanta, Georgia, United States Welterweight bout.
Loss 19–11 (1) Will Brooks Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Cláudia Finale 8 July 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 19–10 (1) Chad Laprise Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir 20 March 2016 3 5:00 Brisbane, Australia
Loss 18–10 (1) Francisco Trinaldo Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz 17 January 2016 3 5:00 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 18–9 (1) Paul Felder Decision (split) UFC 191 5 September 2015 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 17–9 (1) Evan Dunham Decision (Unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites 18 July 2015 3 5:00 Glasgow, Scotland, Scotland
Win 17–8 (1) Sam Stout KO (punches) UFC 185 14 March 2015 2 1:33 Dallas, Texas, United States Performance of the Night.
Loss 16–8 (1) Al Iaquinta TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Bisping 8 November 2014 2 1:39 Sydney, Australia
Win 16–7 (1) Gray Maynard TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux 16 August 2014 2 1:35 Bangor, Maine, United States
Loss 15–7 (1) Diego Sanchez Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov 7 June 2014 3 5:00 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
NC 15–6 (1) Melvin Guillard NC (no contest) UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Munoz 26 October 2013 1 1:57 Manchester, England Pearson was unable to continue after being cut by an accidental illegal knee.
Win 15–6 Ryan Couture TKO (punches) UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi 6 April 2013 2 3:45 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 14–6 George Sotiropoulos TKO (punches) UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson 15 December 2012 3 0:41 Gold Coast, Australia Return to Lightweight.
Loss 13–6 Cub Swanson TKO (punches) UFC on FX: Maynard vs. Guida 22 June 2012 2 4:14 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 13–5 Junior Assunção Decision (unanimous) UFC 141 30 December 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Featherweight debut.
Loss 12–5 Edson Barboza Decision (split) UFC 134 27 August 2011 3 5:00 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Fight of the Night.
Win 12–4 Spencer Fisher Decision (unanimous) UFC 127 27 February 2011 3 5:00 Sydney, Australia
Loss 11–4 Cole Miller Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares 15 September 2010 2 1:49 Austin, Texas, United States
Win 11–3 Dennis Siver Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Florian vs. Gomi 31 March 2010 3 5:00 Charlotte, North Carolina, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 10–3 Aaron Riley TKO (doctor stoppage) UFC 105 14 November 2009 2 4:38 Manchester, England
Win 9–3 Andre Winner Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom Finale 20 June 2009 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won The Ultimate Fighter 9 Lightweight tournament.
Win 8–3 Ian Jones Submission (rear-naked choke) Ultimate Force: Nemesis 1 November 2008 1 3:33 Doncaster, England Defended the UF Lightweight Championship.
Loss 7–3 Abdul Mohamed Decision (unanimous) Cage Gladiators 9: Beatdown 4 October 2008 3 5:00 Liverpool, England
Win 7–2 Cedric Celerier Submission (punches) MMA Total Combat 24 31 May 2008 1 2:35 London, England
Win 6–2 Aidan Marron Submission (armbar) Ultimate Force: Punishment 3 May 2008 3 4:34 Doncaster, England Won the vacant UF Lightweight Championship.
Win 5–2 Sami Berik Submission (triangle choke) Strike and Submit 6 13 April 2008 1 0:37 Gateshead, England
Win 4–2 Mark Spencer TKO (punches) MMA Total Combat 23 23 February 2008 1 3:44 Cornwall, England
Win 3–2 Steve Tetley Submission (armbar) CWFC: Enter The Rough House 5 8 December 2007 1 4:46 Nottingham, England
Win 2–2 Gavin Bradley KO (punch) MMA Total Combat 22 24 November 2007 1 2:05 Cornwall, England
Loss 1–2 Curt Warburton TKO (doctor stoppage) MMA Total Combat 21 22 September 2007 1 5:00 Cornwall, England
Win 1–1 Will Burke Decision MMA Total Combat 21 22 September 2007 3 5:00 Cornwall, England
Loss 0–1 Chris Hughes Submission (rear-naked choke) HOP 1: Fight Night 1 12 December 2004 2 2:33 Swansea, Wales

Mixed martial arts exhibition recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 3–0 Jason Dent Decision (unanimous) The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom 7 June 2009 (airdate) 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Semi-finals.
Win 2–0 Richie Whitson Submission (armbar) The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom 13 May 2009 (airdate) 1 3:40 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Quarter-finals.
Win 1–0 A.J. Wenn TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom 1 April 2009 (airdate) 2 0:21 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Preliminary bout.

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
1 fight 1 win 0 losses
By knockout 1 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
1 Win 1–0 Salar King TKO 2 (4), 2:21 15 May 2019 Star City Casino, Sydney, Australia

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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