In his first fight since winning the lightweight tournament on The Ultimate Fighter 9, Ross Pearson will return to the Octagon to take on Aaron Riley at UFC 105 on November 14 in Manchester, England, according to MMA Weekly.
Pearson (9-3) won three-straight fights over AJ Wenn, Richie Whitson, and Jason Dent on the reality series before defeating Team UK teammate Andre Winner in June to win the 155-pound tourney.
Riley (28-11-1) avenged a controversial March loss to Shane Nelson in his most-recent fight in August, defeating Nelson by unanimous decision at UFC 101. He previously picked up notable wins against Jorge Gurgel and Michihiro Omigawa as well as losses to Spencer Fisher, Eddie Alvarez, Yves Edwards, and Robbie Lawler.
UFC 105 is expected to air on Spike TV and is rumored to include Michael Bisping vs. Denis Kang, Dan Hardy vs. Dong Hyun Kim, and James Wilks vs. Matt Brown.
Pictured: Ross Pearson