Ross Pearson is set to face Gray Maynard this Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 47 in the co-main event. Pearson gives his thoughts on how and why he can beat Maynard.
“I’m prepared for the best Gray that’s ever been. But I think where he is at his best and where I’m at my best, I think I’m twice the fighter as what Gray has been.”
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.
“I just think I’m a little more on point, a little bit sharper, a little bit more accurate, and I definitely hit harder than everyone he’s been knocked out by, so it’s definitely a factor that he’s thinking about. I’ve just got to touch him, and I finish him.”
Prior to joining the UFC, Pearson 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.
“That’s definitely what’s put the fire in my belly to push harder for finishes. But I’m my own worst enemy. If I go out looking for finishes, they never come. I either get caught myself or something silly happens. I’ve just got to settle into the fight and let the knockouts come to me. I know I’ve got the ability to finish guys, so I’ve just got to fight the right fight and play it smart, and I know it will come.”
UFC Fight Night 47: Bader Vs. Preux goes down this Saturday night (8/16) on Fox Sports 1 and 2. MMA Frenzy will have the latest news leading up to, during and after the event, as well as having the latest and greatest live play-by-play coverage of the event. From the first fight of the prelim side of the card on Fox Sports 2 and to the fight the big fights on the main card that airs on Fox Sports 1. The headlining fight is Ryan Bader vs. Ovince St. Preux, the co-main event will see Gray Maynard vs. Ross Pearson. The event airs from Bangor, Maine at the Cross Insurance Center. The show starts with Frankie Saenz vs. Nolan Ticman at (8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 2 and then continuing on Fox Sports 1. The real fights with the main card at 10 p.m. ET with Thiago Tavares vs. Robbie Peralta on Fox Sports 1. We will be providing live play-by-play coverage for each fight, as well as having minute to minute updates through the night and after the fights happen. Also, stay tuned for the post event news.