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Edson Barboza vs. Ross Pearson

Main Card | Lightweight · 155 lbs | MMA

Edson Barboza defeats Ross Pearson via 3 Round Decision

Edson "Junior" Barboza
Mmaweekly large Ross "The Real Deal" Pearson

Barboza
Decision
Round 3

Edson Barboza Ross Pearson

"Junior" "The Real Deal"

8-0-0   Pro Record At Fight   12-4-0
Climbed to 9-0   Record After Fight   Fell to 12-5
-290 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +240 (Moderate Underdog)
Br Brazil   Nationality   Gb United Kingdom
Jupiter, Florida   Fighting out of   Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
25 years, 7 months, 6 days   Age at Fight   26 years, 11 months, 1 day
155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)
5'11" (181cm)   Height   5'8" (173cm)
75.0" (191cm)   Reach   69.0" (175cm)
The Armory   Gym   Alliance MMA
UFC 134
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami
  • Date: Saturday 08.27.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Mario Yamasaki
  • Venue: HSBC Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 10 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Kenny Florian
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Kenny Florian
  • Barboza Total Disclosed Pay: $100,000
  • Pearson Total Disclosed Pay: $100,000
  • Event Links:

Barboza vs. Pearson Wiki Update Wiki

The third bout to air on the pay per view televised portion of UFC 134 featured Edson "Mendes Junior" Barboza taking on Ross "Real Deal" Pearson in a lightweight contest. Barboza entered the fight undefeated at 8-0, 2-0 in the UFC, and riding a wave of hype. Pearson came into the fight at 12-4 overall and 4-1 in the UFC.


Barboza landed a leg kick early and Pearson looked to counter. Pearson pressed forward with pressure on Barboza and landed some good strikes. Pearson landed a good left as he came in to a clinch and Barboza was having a difficult time finding his rhythm. Pearson landed a knee as he flew forward, yet a moment later Barboza connected on a brutal spinning back kick to the body that Pearson walked through. Barboza whipped fast left and right hooks more confidently at Pearson, though ate a few punches in the next exchanges in what was a very even round.


Barboza dropped Pearson with a big overhand right to begin round two. Pearson quickly jumped up yet was tagged again and then hit with a slick body shot. Midway through the round Pearson dove forward for a takedown with Barboza comfortably sprawling away. Pearson kept up a relentless pace but ate a solid right hand and a pair of body shots. Barboza with a kick to the body and then missed on a spinning back kick.


Pearson landed a nice left early in the third and dove forward with a combination, pressing Barboza against the cage. A flying knee from Barboza just missed and Pearson was not able to capitalize on any takedown. Pearson connected on a superman punch but again Barboza's takedown defense kept him standing. Pearson put the pressure on Barboza, who came back with a nice combination that landed and busted open a cut near the right eye of Pearson. An extremely close fight.


The judges scored the bout 29-28 Barboza, 29-28 Pearson, and 29-28 Barboza, the winner via split decision. Speaking to Kenny Florian in the post-fight interview, Barboza commented through his translator, "In each fight we take a step up the UFC ladder and in each we get a good fight... I just want more, I just want to fight and go up in my division."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:28 PM ET
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Barboza vs. Pearson Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 1233  
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Barboza vs. Pearson Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

EU queria descansar, mas eu tenho estado muito ocupado! E eu só quero agradecer a DEUS por CADA momento em minha vida! Obrigado galera!
5 days
after
I wish I could rest but I have been so busy lately! I want to thank LORD for every moment in my life! I couldn´t be happier! Thank you GOD!
5 days
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valeu pela força ai galera! É muito bom ler cada mensagem de vocês! Thanks guys for your support! It´s so nice to be reading every tweet!
5 days
after
“@mickyduncan123: @RossTheRealDeal anygood tht kxf m8???” awesome bike bro
5 days
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Very sick day today! Thanks to all @Kawasaki_news all the riders team members, been an experience I won't forget http://t.co/LZPAD8r
5 days
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Quero agradecer a toda a diretoria da FÚRIA! @FJBOFICIAL MUITO OBRIGADO PELO APOIO DADO NO ENGENHÃO ONTEM! ESTAMOS JUNTOS SEMPRE! //_\\
5 days
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Engenhão ontem muitoooooo maneiro! muito bom sentir a energia da galera! valeu FOGÃOOO! linda vitória! É A FÚRIA MANÉ!!! //_\\ @FJBOFICIAL
5 days
after
Engenhão ontem muitoooooo maneiro! muito bom sentir a energia da galera! valeu FOGÃOOO! linda vitória! É A FÚRIA MANÉ!!! //_\\
5 days
after
The new 2012 @Kawasaki_news 250f http://t.co/HBPiqhk
5 days
after
“@Samantha_1402: @RossTheRealDeal do you ever just relax?!” NEVER!!lol
4 days
after
Heading to Fatcats Moto-parc in sunny Doncaster to ride some 2012 Kawasaki Mx bikes!! PUMPED.... :)
4 days
after
“@RubenC619: @RossTheRealDeal the 250 or 450?” both I'm thinking will find out tomorrow
4 days
after
“@Uncrazy: @RossTheRealDeal @moto_magazine It's not a bad life is it mate?? Class!!!” quality!!
4 days
after
“@adewicksuk: @RossTheRealDeal fight of the night i mean, should have been win bonus tho” lol think I might! :)
4 days
after
“@mickyduncan123: @RossTheRealDeal u into your moto x a guess??” yeah love it!!
4 days
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Wow... Tomorrow I'm going to be test riding the new Kawasaki 2012 Mx range with @Moto_magazine Very happy about that :)
4 days
after
valeu pela campanha ai galeraaaaa!! Tamos juntos! FOGÃOOOO!! //_\\ @BotafogoOficial @FJBOFICIAL
4 days
after
partiu? Engenhãoooooo!! bora fogãooooo!! //_\\ @BotafogoOficial @FJBOFICIAL
4 days
after
@Gesias valeu irmão!
4 days
after
“@pound88: @RossTheRealDeal Ayup Ross what you riding mate crf250 or 450?enjoy a day of moto x can't think of anything better.” 450f
4 days
after
“@andyb166mma: @RossTheRealDeal u go to tracks with your bike or jus on fields?” yeah tracks
3 days
after
This is how I'm doing it today..... http://t.co/3Ytc8vi
3 days
after
what´s up guys?! Have a blessed night! I´m going to keep resting at my home! Home sweet home!
3 days
after
“@ChrisScottmk1: @DannyAranha @rosstherealdeal @ufc or push for a home turf rematch ???” iv asked!!
3 days
after
“@LennyMMA: @RossTheRealDeal welcome back to the lovely NE summer too! :o)” lol thanks bro
3 days
after
“@Reckin007: @RossTheRealDeal Great fight man! Win or lose it made me a bigger fan!” thanks bro
3 days
after
“@NathanLeyland: @RossTheRealDeal What bike you got?” CRF 450
3 days
after
Going to have a hot radox bath an early night as tomorrow I'm up early an out on my Moto-x bike!! Really can't wait to ride been to long!!
3 days
after
Good morning guys! I am at my home eating and resting a looot! haha Have a blessed day everyone!
3 days
after
Bom bia galera! em casa comendo muito e descansando muito! rsrs, Um dia abençoado a todos!
3 days
after
@One_Punch haha awesome bro! Have a great camp!! See u soon
3 days
after
“@safcstaples: @RossTheRealDeal how are you feeling pal? legs a bit sore? ;)” no feel fine, hands are sore tho!
2 days
after
Out walking the dog on this fresh English morning, loved the sun in SD&Rio but there is nothing like home!!
2 days
after
Here we go..... Jet lag has kicked in :(
2 days
after
@EllenbergerMMA thanks bro!!
2 days
after
Hey @JmeCoombs just seen your tweets, thanks it's all down to the hard work I put in at alliance, hope u had a great birthday!!
2 days
after
thanks so much to my sponsors @ufc Rio , @SafeAuto , @headrushbrand , @jacoclothing , @WestcoastAuth , @VF_Elite , @JohnFosco
2 days
after
Not taking anything away from Edson he fought a great fight an he is a classy guy, but who wants to see it happen again?
2 days
after
Just watched fight back for first time, I'm even more disappointed in the judges decision after seen the fight, I feel I won rounds 1&3
2 days
after
Leaving LHR airport an heading back to the north east, not been home in over 9weeks looking forward to seeing my family & friends and my dog
2 days
after
"seja o que DEUS quiseeeeeer, na fé..."
2 days
after
valeu seguidores!! agora vou ter mais tempo de estar aqui e conversar mais com vocês!
2 days
after
Obrigado por toda a energia positiva! Tamo juntos sempre!
2 days
after
Indiscritível receber o carinho de vocês!!
2 days
after
Galera, que torcida é essa?Vcs são demais, me fazem ter vontade de a cada dia treinar mais e mais para representar Nova Friburgo e o Brasil!
2 days
after
OBRIGADO, MEU DEUS, por tudo em minha vida! DEUS, obrigado por TUDO em minha vida!!
2 days
after
Thank you guys I know everyone was sending me positive energy from all over the world! I couldn´t do it without you guys! Thanks!
2 days
after
First of all I want to thank LORD for everything in my life! GOD is wonderful! Thank you my team "THE ARMORY" you guys are AMAZING!
2 days
after
Also check out my girl @kristiejanexx in vogue magazine this month http://t.co/Vevlkr9 http://t.co/LkbB4C4
18 hours
after
Finally my manager @FML_UK who works his arse of dealing with all my crap I give him!lol
18 hours
after
Thank u to my sponsors @BadBoyMMA @icplaces @polantiwatches @MyproteinUK
18 hours
after
Big shout out to my boi @deanamasinger for everything he does for me! Been there from the begging an will be there to the end!!
18 hours
after
Thank u to my coaches @EricDelFierro @AllianceMMA @Grapplefit @dbstrength for all there work they put into this camp!!
18 hours
after
Thank u @danawhite & @lorenzofertitta and @ufc for having me been apart of this amazing historic event!!
18 hours
after
Thanks to everyone for support been amazing, I'm proud of what iv achieved here in Rio, disappointed with result but I will be back stronger
18 hours
after
Beautiful morning today... Think I will go pick a fight tonight!!! Excited for this one, thank u everyone for the support!!
10 hours
before
“@Bissett01: @RossTheRealDeal whats that in ur arm?” iv drip to rehydrate
23 hours
before
“@Mama2Princess: @RossTheRealDeal What's that Ross?” IV drip to rehydrate
23 hours
before
Feel great now!! http://t.co/Is6cZQ9
23 hours
before
#teamtherealdeal @deanamasinger @EricDelFierro http://t.co/D9XMiOx
1 day
before
On weight heading over to arena!! @deanamasinger @EricDelFierro #teamtherealdeal
1 day
before
Cutting weight is a science @deanamasinger wrote the txt book!!
1 day
before
“@phildefriesmma: best of luck to my good pal @RossTheRealDeal tmoro , know hes gunna war and bring back the win !!! :D” thanks brother! :)
1 day
before
“@NEFITMAGAZINE: Wishing @rosstherealdeal all the best for tomorrow. 110% faith in our No1 MMA contributor!!” thanks bro!!
1 day
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“@Lukeyfielden: @RossTheRealDeal all the best for tomorrow night.” thanks bro!!
1 day
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“@TomCatterick: @RossTheRealDeal good luck for the fight mate! Your gonna smash it!” thanks bro!!
1 day
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“@MyproteinUK: Best of luck to @RossTheRealDeal in his UFC fight on Saturday night in Rio!” thanks!!
1 day
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Mother fuckers.... @EricDelFierro @deanamasinger @kristiejanexx http://t.co/aWDEBhk
1 day
before
Just woke up ready to this!! Last few pounds to go..
1 day
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Great day today, weight is good ready for tomorrow's weigh-in!! Let's do this!!
2 days
before
View from my room... http://t.co/RlHqdWa http://t.co/gVxbjdk http://t.co/PPWAoVV
2 days
before
My followers live in the U.K. (60.3%), the U.S. (20.6%) & Ireland (5.1%) [top 3]. Find yours at http://t.co/our9wTP
3 days
before
Guess I'm not wearing my Polanti watch to weigh in... 0.38lbs that's crazy http://t.co/1WYwZCi
3 days
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“@matthewsclarke: ► Any chance u could wish my wife a Happy 29th Birthday! She says I'll be rewarded if I get a RT! Cheers” happy birthday!
3 days
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Just got wi-fi on my phone... Bring on the tweets!lol
3 days
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“@phildefriesmma: @RossTheRealDeal @kristiejanexx haha let the boy watch !!!!” mate that was too funny killed me!!haha
3 days
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this is too funny.....http://t.co/RZj58f6 me and @kristiejanexx have been pissing ourselves LMAO
3 days
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Settled in at the hotel here in Rio with @deanamasinger and @kristiejanexx just killed sprints, feel light an fast
4 days
before
@AndreWinner @deanamasinger we will bro!lol
5 days
before
“@AlexTheMauler: @RossTheRealDeal Bro have a safe flight :)!!!” thanks see u soon for next camp!! :)
5 days
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At SD airport heading to Rio! Let's do this... Weight is good, body feels good, mind set is focused an that's just prep for the flight!lol
5 days
before
“@JackCaventer: @RossTheRealDeal anychance of a shoutout or a rt as I'm flying to brazil wednesday to see UFC 134?! (:” awesomeness :)
5 days
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“@danawhite: FIGHT WEEEEEK!!!!!!!” let's do this!!
5 days
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“@briNOLA: @RossTheRealDeal safe travels! 134 is going to be epic!” it truly is!!
6 days
before
Flying to Rio tomorrow morning, everything in place ready to go!! #fightweek
6 days
before
Fight shorts are here!! http://t.co/dnBFzTW
6 days
before
“@EricUresk: @RossTheRealDeal damn I gotta get a Real Deal Tee " I left lots for the team bro!!
6 days
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“@thechrisupdate: @RossTheRealDeal When do you leave for Brazil man?” tomorrow morning
6 days
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“@BadBoyMMA: @RossTheRealDeal looking good with his #ufc134 walkout kit. http://t.co/RKGQTsk” ready to go now!!
6 days
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Just handed back the Nissan versea for how poor it looked it was actually a solid reliable car!!lol http://t.co/Qj6ErTH
6 days
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“@Andrewhardy101: @RossTheRealDeal how did you escape that nightmare because I'm living it now haha” started fighting!lol
6 days
before
I had a dream that I was back working on a building site, now that was a nightmare!! Xx
6 days
before
The 1 an only freestyle Mx mad man @twitchthis came out for signing top guy, we going to do some riding together!!
7 days
before
Signing @AllianceMMAeast with @PhilMrWonderful @mexicutioner760 @TheDomin8r @twitchthis http://t.co/tN1mUFX http://t.co/CyhiC7d
7 days
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Heading to El cajon gym @AllianceMMAeast for the grand opening if your in near by come say hi!!lol
7 days
before
Well done @EricUresk dominating performance, putting his guy to sleep via arm triangle
8 days
before
Wow what a fight!! http://t.co/IXgNv2A http://t.co/epjvOjV
8 days
before
Mexican boxing is awesome 2 first time pro guys going at it!!
8 days
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Team @AllianceMMA all here in support of fighter @EricUresk fighting tonight!! Let's do this
8 days
before
“@thechrisupdate: @RossTheRealDeal How did the wrestling go with Phil Davis?” awesome as always!!
8 days
before
Last squad training done today @AllianceMMA 7 weeks of camp here been the best fight camp of my life (an hardest) #killingit
8 days
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Bom dia geral!! Deus abençoe a todos nesse dia! \o/ Good morning world !!! God bless everyone!
8 days
before
“@SamMiIIer: @RossTheRealDeal Decided on a walkout tune yet Ross?” lupe fiasco "show goes on"
9 days
before
Hey @TheDomin8r u lost the belt to #TheMoose http://t.co/vs5A5yI
9 days
before
Heading to the gym, wrestling drills with @PhilMrWonderful taking the class!! #Britslearningtowrestle :)
9 days
before
“@jonokiklis: @RossTheRealDeal Gonna be a sick fight Ross, will be supporting you all the way from Australia mate!” thanks :)
10 days
before
DVD early night tonight! 10 days out an my body is close to peaking! Can't wait to fight!!
10 days
before
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