Ross
Pearson
18-8-0, 1NC( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 14 fights.
Record: 18-8-0, 1NC
Summary: Boxing, Thai boxing, wrestling, ground and pound

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Real Deal
From: Sunderland England
Fights Out Of: San Diego, CA USA
Age: 30
Height: 5' 8" ( 172 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1450
41% Successful
600
Types of Successful Strikes
0
600
76% Standing
21%
453
127
20
Striking Defense
69
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
31
32% Successful
10
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
3
1
Takedown Defense
80
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Loss
Ross Pearson Nov 7, 2014
20 0 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Al Iaquinta 31 0 0 0
Win
Gray Maynard Aug 16, 2014
15 2 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Ross Pearson 26 0 0 0
Loss
Diego Sanchez Jun 7, 2014
33 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Ross Pearson 51 1 0 0
Ross Pearson Oct 26, 2013
3 0 0 0 R1 Could Not Continue
Melvin Guillard 9 0 0 0
Win
Ryan Couture Apr 6, 2013
29 1 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Ross Pearson 28 1 0 0
Win
George Sotiropoulos Dec 14, 2012
34 1 0 1 R3 KO/TKO
Ross Pearson 50 0 0 0
Loss
Ross Pearson Jun 22, 2012
38 3 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Cub Swanson 45 0 0 0
Win
Ross Pearson Dec 30, 2011
52 1 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Junior Assuncao 43 3 0 1
Loss
Ross Pearson Aug 27, 2011
60 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Split
Edson Barboza 55 0 0 0
Win
Ross Pearson Feb 26, 2011
59 3 0 1 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Spencer Fisher 38 1 0 0
Loss
Cole Miller Sep 15, 2010
24 1 1 1 R2 Submission
Ross Pearson 26 0 0 0
Win
Ross Pearson Mar 31, 2010
54 1 0 2 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Dennis Siver 39 2 0 1
Win
Ross Pearson Nov 14, 2009
59 0 0 0 R2 TKO - Doctor's Stoppage
Aaron Riley 15 0 0 0
Ross Pearson Jun 20, 2009
74 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Andre Winner 46 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: Grinding through every day. I believe I'm one of the hardest working fighters in the UFC, and I'm always in the gym training.

When and why did you start training for fighting?
I have been competing in Martial Arts from a young age, starting with Taekwondo and Judo. My Mam took me along to a class when I was a child as a way to channel my energy. I started doing MMA when I was 17 after watching the early UFC shows.

What ranks and titles have you held?
The Ultimate Fighter season nine lightweight winner. Total Combat International Lightweight Champ, Strike and Submit British Lightweight Champ and Ultimate Force British Lightweight Champ.

Do you have any heroes?
My hero is Randy Couture, he is a legend in the sport.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
Fighting in the UFC is a dream come true. It has taken a lot of hard work and determination to get here and it means the world to me.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn?
I went to Carilion Craft Training to become a bricklayer.

What was your job before you started fighting?
I was a bricklayer working on construction sites from leaving school until I made the decision to turn pro.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition?
I held the Total Combat British Semi Pro Title.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition?
Total Combat International Lightweight Champ, Strike and Submit British Lightweight Champ and Ultimate Force British Lightweight Champ

Ranks in any martial arts styles:
Black Belt in Taekwondo and Brown Belt in Judo.

Favorite grappling technique:
Armbar

Favorite striking technique:
Big left hook, right hand
• Four wins by submission (2 armbar, 1 triangle, 1 RNC), seven by KO
 
• Has won four of his last eight
 
• Coach for Team UK on TUF Smashes
 
• Loss to Sanchez was one of the most controversial decisions in recent history

 

Career

Trained With

Dominick Cruz
Dominick Cruz
20-1-0
( W-L-D )
Brandon Vera
Brandon Vera
12-7-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Alexander Gustafsson
Alexander Gustafsson
16-2-0
( W-L-D )

Key Opponents

Dennis Siver
Dennis Siver
22-9-0, 1NC
( W-L-D )
Edson  Barboza
Edson Barboza
14-2-0
( W-L-D )

Key Fights

Result
Opponent
Event
Replay
Win
Aaron Riley UFC® 105 COUTURE vs VERA
Win
Aaron Riley UFC® 105 COUTURE vs VERA

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