After the horrible decision that took place in the Ross Pearson and Diego Sanchez fight, Ross Pearson is open to a rematch with Sanchez.
Diego Sanchez (24-7) He has six knockouts, nine submission and nine decision victories, while he has been knocked out once and lost by decision six times.
“We’d put on a good fight for the fans. I’d definitely like to do (the rematch) in my hometown. It makes sense. The fans would definitely like to see it. If the UFC wanted to do that, then definitely, let’s do it. I’ve got nothing against Diego.”
Ross Pearson (15-6) Has five knockouts, five submissions and five decision victories, while he has two knockouts, two submissions and two decision losses in his MMA career.
Here is the play-by-play from that fight to give you an idea on how the fight went down:
Round 1: Pearson, (Diego) Sanchez, co-main event! Pearson with a kick to the body right off the bat. Diego with a swing and miss, he is looking for an uppercut. Diego just misses a head kick. Pearson is looking and being very patient, looking for his spot. Diego is finding his way inside, but he runs into a big right hand by Pearson which hurts Diego. However, Diego recovers and he is very reserved. They both throw jabs, not a ton of action in this opening round, which is surprising. Pearson with a body kick. Diego with a spinning back kick, he swarms in, but does no damage. They exchange to end the round.
Round 2: Pearson’s corner wants him to throw his hands and go for an uppercut. Diego goes for a single leg, but blocked. Pearson lands a head kick that hurts Diego, but Pearson does not chase after him. He keeps calm and lands a straight right. Diego with a nice combo, Pearson with a liver shot. Pearson with a swing and a miss. Pearson with a body and then head strike. Pearson is the one getting the better of the two, he is in and out. Diego is trying to press forward, but just can’t find anything. Diego starts to bleed from the nose. Pearson with a huge right hand that drops Diego, but Diego stands up and pumps him up. Pearson with a leg takedown, Diego fights back with some knees in the clinch. Diego misses a spinning back kick, They exchange to end the round.
Round 3: Diego needs this round and showing it. He is swinging with everything he has. Pearson continues to work the body, Diego swings and misses with an overhand right. Diego misses a flying knee, Pearson stays calm and lands an overhand right. Diego with a head kick, but blocked by Pearson. Pearson with a knee to the body of Diego, Diego just misses a spinning back kick. Diego is now bleeding from the nose and forehead, Pearson with a a big strikes to the body and then the face. Diego lands a good right hook that lands. Pearson with a left hook, Diego misses a spinning back kick. Diego is pressing and swinging, but nothing he can do. This one goes the distance.
Result: Diego Sanchez def. Ross Pearson via split decision (27-30, 30-27, 29-28)