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Ross Pearson Drops to Featherweight Against Junior Assuncao at UFC 141

The Ultimate Fighter 9 winner Ross Pearson is dropping to featherweight and the Brit is set to make his 145-pound debut against Brazilian Junior Assuncao on the UFC 141 fight card on December 30 in Las Vegas, according to Tatame.

Pearson (12-5) has lost two of his last three after dropping a split decision to Edson Barboza at UFC 134 in August, while Assuncao (13-4) returned to the UFC with a win over newcomer Eddie Yagin last month at UFC 135.

UFC 141 is headlined by former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem, while a lightweight showdown between Donald Cerrone and Nate Diaz was announced today as the co-main event.

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