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Ross Pearson

Ross "The Real Deal" Pearson

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  • Name: Ross Pearson
  • MMA Record: 20-14-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Real Deal
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 33 | Date of Birth: 1984.09.26
  • Last Fight: February 10, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Alliance MMA
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 69.0" (175cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $542,000 USD
  • Born: Sunderland, England
  • Fighting out of: San Diego, California
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Ross Pearson MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Jp Mizuto Hirota
19-14-0 18-8-2

Au UFC 221: Romero vs. Rockhold
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2018.02.10
Odds: -160 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: John Sharp
Loss | KO/TKO | Knee
3:02 Round 2 of 3, 8:02 Total

Nz Daniel Hooker
19-13-0 13-7-0

Nz UFC Fight Night 110: Lewis vs. Hunt
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2017.06.10
Odds: +120 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Neil Swailes
#27 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2017
UFC Fight Night 110 Performance of the Night
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Sc Stevie Ray
19-12-0 19-6-0

Gb UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.11.19
Odds: -105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
Cancelled Bout James Krause UFC UFN 99 2016.11.19
Reason: Krause Torn Hamstring
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jorge Masvidal
19-11-0 29-11-0

Us UFC 201: Lawler vs. Woodley
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.07.30
Odds: +215 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $54,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Blake Grice
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Will Brooks
19-10-0 17-1-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.07.08
Odds: +275 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $54,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout James Krause TUF 23 Finale 2016.07.08
Reason: Krause Withdrew
Cancelled Bout Abel Trujillo UFC UFN 85 2016.03.19
Reason: Trujillo Visa Issues
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ca Chad Laprise
18-10-0 10-1-0

Au UFC Fight Night 85: Hunt vs. Mir
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.03.19
Odds: -110 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Steve Perceval
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Francisco Trinaldo
18-9-0 18-4-0

Us UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.01.17
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $48,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Paul Felder
17-9-0 10-1-0

Us UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.09.05
Odds: +370 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $90,000 ($45K Base, $45K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Evan Dunham
17-8-0 15-6-0

Gb UFC Fight Night 72: Bisping vs. Leites
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.07.18
Odds: -235 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:33 Round 2 of 3, 6:33 Total

Ca Sam Stout
16-8-0 20-10-1

Us UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.03.14
Odds: -400 (Heavy Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta | Walkout Music: The Fugees - Ready Or Not
#30 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2015
UFC 185 Performance of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
1:39 Round 2 of 3, 6:39 Total

Us Al Iaquinta
16-7-0 9-3-1

Au UFC Fight Night 55: Rockhold vs. Bisping
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.11.07
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:35 Round 2 of 3, 6:35 Total

Us Gray Maynard
15-7-0 11-3-1

Us UFC Fight Night 47: Bader vs. St. Preux
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.08.16
Odds: -165 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson | Walkout Music: David Guetta & Showtek feat. Vassy - Bad
Cancelled Bout Abel Trujillo UFC UFN 47 2014.08.16
Reason: Trujillo Injury
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Diego Sanchez
15-6-0 24-7-0

Us UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.06.07
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 ($30K Base, $30K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Kevin Mulhall
Cancelled Bout Melvin Guillard UFC UFN 37 2014.03.08
Reason: Pearson Knee Injury
No Contest | Foul
1:57 Round 1 of 3

Us Melvin Guillard
15-6-0 31-12-2

Gb UFC Fight Night 30: Machida vs. Munoz
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.10.26
Odds: +130 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:45 Round 2 of 3, 8:45 Total

Us Ryan Couture
14-6-0 6-1-0

Se UFC on FUEL TV 9: Mousasi vs. Latifi
Co-Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.04.06
Odds: -350 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Leon Roberts
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:41 Round 3 of 5, 10:41 Total

Au George Sotiropoulos
13-6-0 14-4-0

Au UFC on FX 6: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson
Main Event | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2012.12.14
Odds: -225 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:14 Round 2 of 3, 9:14 Total

Us Cub Swanson
13-5-0 16-5-0

Us UFC on FX 4: Guida vs. Maynard
Main Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2012.06.22
Odds: -220 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
UFC on FX 4 Knockout of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Júnior Assunção
12-5-0 13-4-0

Us UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem
Preliminary Card | Featherweight | 145 lbs

2011.12.30
Odds: -330 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 ($20K Base, $20K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Edson Barboza
12-4-0 8-0-0

Br UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.08.27
Odds: +240 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $100,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#48 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
UFC 134 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Spencer Fisher
11-4-0 24-6-0

Au UFC 127: Penn vs Fitch
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.02.26
Odds: -185 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 155.3 lbs (70.4 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:49 Round 2 of 3, 6:49 Total

Us Cole Miller
11-3-0 16-4-0

Us UFC Fight Night 22: Marquardt vs. Palhares
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.09.15
Odds: -215 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#37 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
UFC Fight Night 22 Submission of the Night
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

De Dennis Siver
10-3-0 15-6-0

Us UFC Fight Night 21: Florian vs Gomi
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2010.03.31
Odds: -237 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#45 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
UFC Fight Night 21 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
4:38 Round 2 of 3, 9:38 Total

Us Aaron Riley
9-3-0 29-11-1

Gb UFC 105: Couture vs Vera
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.11.14
Odds: +165 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard | Walkout Music: The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gb Andre Winner
8-3-0 10-2-1

Us The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale
Main Card | Tournament Finals | 155 lbs

2009.06.20
Odds: +198 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | Decision | Unanimous
Exhibition Bout
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Jason Dent
8-3-0 20-9-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 9: United States vs. United Kingdom
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.02.24
Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Submission | Armlock
Exhibition Bout
3:52 Round 1 of 2

Us Richie Whitson
8-3-0 4-0-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 9: United States vs. United Kingdom
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.02.13
Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
Exhibition Bout
0:21 Round 2 of 2, 5:21 Total

AJ Wenn
8-3-0 4-2-0

Gb The Ultimate Fighter Season 9: United States vs. United Kingdom
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2009.01.16
Win | Submission | Choke

Gb Ian Jones

Gb United Kingdom Regional

2008.11.01
Loss | Decision | Unanimous

Gb Abdul Mohamed

Gb United Kingdom Regional

2008.10.04
Win | Submission | Punches

Fr Cedric Celerier

Gb MMA Total Combat

2008.05.31
Win | Submission | Armlock

Gb Aidan Marron

Gb United Kingdom Regional

2008.05.03
Win | Submission | Choke

Tr Sami Berik

Gb United Kingdom Regional

2008.04.13
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Gb Mark Spencer

Gb MMA Total Combat

2008.02.23
Win | Submission | Armlock

Gb Steve Tetley

Gb Cage Warriors

2007.12.08
Win | KO/TKO | Punch

Gb Gavin Bradley

Gb MMA Total Combat

2007.11.24
Win | Decision

Gb Will Burke

Gb MMA Total Combat

2007.09.22
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury

En Curt Warburton

Gb MMA Total Combat

2007.09.22
Loss | Submission | Choke

Gb Chris Hughes

Gb United Kingdom Regional

2004.12.12

Ross Pearson Wiki Update Wiki

A former bricklayer from Sunderland, England, Ross Pearson began fighting professionally in 2004, amassing an 8-3 record prior to earning his way onto The Ultimate Fighter Season 9: U.S. vs. U.K. He holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and currently trains out of Team Alliance in San Diego, California. Of his fifteen wins, he has finished ten with equal numbers of submisions and T/KOs. Pearson competed on Michael Bisping’s team, winning The Ultimate Fighter in 2009 after defeating Andre Winner in the finals.


Following his win over Winner, Pearson opened eyes when he defeated experienced veteran Aaron Riley with a second-round TKO, displaying much-improved striking accuracy and versatility during the fight. Pearson followed that victory up by putting on an equally dominant performance over German power-striker Dennis Siver in 2010, winning a Unanimous Decision to emerge as a dark horse in the lightweight division.


Although his striking—and that of the British stable of fighters in the UFC as a whole—has never been questioned, Pearson has yet to be seriously tested by one of the many powerful and aggressive wrestlers in the division. At a stocky 5’8”, Pearson is not a large lightweight, so he will have to prove that he can deal with the elite grapplers division in the near future in order to compete for the title.


Pearson would alternate wins and losses in his next 6 fights after fighting Siver and would pick up wins over Spencer Fisher, Junior Assuncao and George Sotiropoulus. Pearson was the Team UK coach for The Ultimate Fighter: Smashes opposite of Sotiropoulus who was the Team Australia coach. Pearson finished him in the third round of their fight by TKO. He would then welcome Strikeforce vet Ryan Couture to the octagon in spectacular fashion, finishing him by TKO in the second round. Ross took on Melvin Guillard in the co main event of UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester, England, but unfortunately the fight was stopped early in the first round and declared a no contest due to an illegal knee thrown to a downed Pearson. This marked the third consecutive fight that he had been either the main or co main event. These two were quickly matched up to fight again at UFC Fight Night 37 as the co main event, but a knee injury forced Pearson off of the card.


He would lose his next fight by a controversial Split Decision to Diego Sanchez. Many people felt that it was a robbery as Pearson landed more punches was more accurate and scored the fights only takedown. He would bounce back with a second round TKO over Gray Maynard before dropping his next fight to Al Iaquinta by TKO. He would get back on the winning track when he faced Sam Stout at UFC 185. He would finish Stout in the second round by TKO and earn himself a performance of the night bonus as well.


The Ultimate Fighter 9

Episode 1 Pearson def. A.J. Wenn by TKO at 0:21 of Round 2

Episode 7 Pearson def. Richie Witson by Armbar at 3:40 of Round 1

Episode 11 Pearson def. Jason Dent by Unanimous Decision

The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale Pearson def. Andre Winner by Unanimous Decision

Last updated 03.18.2015, 4:06 PM ET
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