Ross Pearson




TRAINING: Mornings start with either wrestling, BJJ, sparring, or drilling with the team at Alliance MMA. Afternoon would be either  pads, conditioning, technical drilling, learning, or perfecting the game plan for the fight with my coaches here at Alliance MMA.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I have been competing in Martial Arts from a young age, starting with Taekwondo and Judo. My Mam took me along to a class when I was a child as a way to channel my energy. I started doing MMA when I was 17 after watching the early UFC shows.

What ranks and titles have you held? The Ultimate Fighter season nine lightweight winner. Total Combat International Lightweight Champ, Strike and Submit British Lightweight Champ and Ultimate Force British Lightweight Champ.

Do you have any heroes? My hero is Randy Couture, he is a legend in the sport.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC is a dream come true. It has taken a lot of hard work and determination to get here and it means the world to me.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went to Carilion Craft Training to become a bricklayer.

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a bricklayer working on construction sites from leaving school until I made the decision to turn pro.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I held the Total Combat British Semi Pro Title.

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? Total Combat International Lightweight Champ, Strike and Submit British Lightweight Champ and Ultimate Force British Lightweight Champ

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Black Belt in Taekwondo and Brown Belt in Judo.

Favorite grappling technique: Armbar

Favorite Striking technique: Big Left Hook, Right Hand

•    Five wins by submission, three by KO

•    Has won six of his last eight

•    Won Fight of the Night award for win over Siver and loss to Barboza

Fight History

Skill Breakdown
Charts are compiled based on results from all fights.
Total Fights: 7
Record: 15-5-0
Summary: Boxing, Thai boxing, wrestling, ground and pound
Fighter Info
Nickname: The Real Deal
From: Sunderland England
Fights Out Of: Sunderland England
Age: 27
Height: 5′ 8" ( 172 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
954
40% Successful
384
Types of Successful Strikes
0
384
72% Standing
27%
276
104
4
Striking Defense
70
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
21
24% Successful
5
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
3
1
Takedown Defense
79
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Win
Ross Pearson
UFC® 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem

Dec 30, 2011

52 1 0 0 R3Decision – Unanimous
Junior Assuncao 43 3 0 1
Loss
Ross Pearson
UFC® RIO Live on Pay-Per-View: Silva vs. Okami

Aug 27, 2011

60 0 0 0 R3Decision – Split
Edson Barboza 55 0 0 0
Win
Ross Pearson
UFC® 127: PENN vs. FITCH

Feb 26, 2011

59 3 0 1 R3Decision – Unanimous
Spencer Fisher 38 1 0 0
Loss
Cole Miller
UFC® Fight Night™:: MARQUARDT vs PALHARES

Sep 15, 2010

24 1 1 1 R2Submission
Ross Pearson 26 0 0 0
Win
Ross Pearson
UFC® Fight Night™: FLORIAN vs GOMI

Mar 31, 2010

54 1 0 2 R3Decision – Unanimous
Dennis Siver 39

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