With Bobby Green jumping to UFC on Fox 12 card, Abel Trujillo (12-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) needed a fight at UFC Fight Night 47 and now he has it. Ross Pearson (15-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC) has agreed to step in and face him.
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.
Prior to joining the UFC, he was on a one fight winning streak. He went through the Ultimate Fighter and on The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale in June / 20 / 2009, he beat Andre Winner via unanimous decision.
In his last six fights, he is 3-2-1.
He beat Junior Assuncao via unanimous decision at UFC 141 – Lesnar vs. Overeem on Dec / 30 / 2011, but lost to Cub Swanson via knockout at UFC on FX 4 – Maynard vs. Guida on Jun / 22 / 2012. He then went on a two fight winning streak, he beat George Sotiropoulos via knockout at UFC on FX 6 – Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson on Dec / 15 / 2012 and then Ryan Couture via knockout at UFC on Fuel TV 9 – Mousasi vs. Latifi on Apr / 06 / 2013.
His next fight ended in a NO contest due a knee to head on a grounded fighter against Melvin Guillard at UFC Fight Night – Machida vs. Munoz on Oct / 26 / 2013. Pearson is coming off a very controversial loss to Diego Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 42.
Abel Trujillo (12-5) was supposed to face Myles Jury Pulls at UFC Fight Night 44 later this month on June 28th. Trujillo (12-5) has scored two convincing second round finishes in each of his last two bouts, stopping Jamie Varner and Roger Bowling. His last loss came to contender Khabib Nurmagomedov via decision in early 2013.
The headlined fight is Ryan Bader vs. Ovince Saint Preux.
UFC Fight Night 47 takes place Aug. 16 at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. The event will air on Fight Pass and Fox Sports 1. Tickets for the event currently are on sale.
Here is how the rest of the card looks like:
Ryan Bader vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Shawn Jordan vs. Jack May
Tim Boetsch vs. Brad Tavares
Ross Pearson vs. Abel Trujillo
Sam Alvey vs. Tom Watson
Seth Baczynski vs. Alan Jouban
Jussier Formiga vs. Zach Makovsky
Robbie Peralta vs. Thiago Tavares
Fabricio Camoes vs. Gray Maynard
Sara McMann vs. Lauren Murphy