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Ross Pearson looking to drop to featherweight following UFC 134 loss

Following a loss at UFC 134, Ross Pearson is considering dropping down to featherweight in order to get his UFC career back on track. “The Real Deal” took to Twitter to inform his fans that, “I will do a test run an keep u all posted on how I do at making 145lbs need to sit down speak to UFC & coaches see what they think.”

Winner of The Ultimate Fighter 9 lightweight tournament, Pearson has a 4-2 record inside the octagon, but has lost two of his last three. His latest loss came at the hands of Edson Barboza in a highly competitive fight that ended in a slightly controversial split decision victory for the Brazilian. Along with a victory over Andre Winner to win the TUF 9 crown, Pearson also has wins over top lightweight contender Dennis Siver and UFC veterans Aaron Riley and Spencer Fisher.

Pearson stated that he only cuts ten pounds to make 155, which is very little compared to many lightweights in the division. He also went on to say that the loss to Barboza has nothing to do with his decision and that’s he’s just looking to make a move in his career.


  • cool….i think Ross will continue to have entertaining fights no matter what weight class he fights at. I sadly dont think he’ll be a top contender due to his lack of speed, but i love watchinhim mix it up with anyone.

  • climbarock says:

    I like Pearson. He’s got nice tight, technical boxing that’s fun to watch.

    145, 155, whatever…he’s well outside of the title picture in either division so for now it’s about exciting matchups and Pearson developing his game. If one or two of those takedown attempts were successful he might have won the Barboza fight, considering how razor thin the decision was.


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