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Ross Houston Nets Split Decision, Dethrones Stefano Paterno in Cage Warriors 98 Headliner

It was a magical night in Birmingham, England, as the Cage Warriors Fighting Championship promotion hit the stage on Saturday at the Genting Arena.
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UFC 221 Gets Ross Pearson-Mizuto Hirota Lightweight Showdown

A lightweight tilt pitting Ross Pearson against Mizuto Hirota has been added to the UFC 221 lineup.
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UFC 221 Gets Ross Pearson-Mizuto Hirota Lightweight Showdown

A lightweight tilt pitting Ross Pearson against Mizuto Hirota has been added to the UFC 221 lineup.
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UFC 221 Gets Ross Pearson-Mizuto Hirota Lightweight Showdown

A lightweight tilt pitting Ross Pearson against Mizuto Hirota has been added to the UFC 221 lineup.
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UFC 221 Gets Ross Pearson-Mizuto Hirota Lightweight Showdown

A lightweight tilt pitting Ross Pearson against Mizuto Hirota has been added to the UFC 221 lineup.
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Jim Ross: It’s ‘guaranteed’ Conor McGregor earns a massive WWE paycheck some day

WWE Hall of Fame announcer Jim Ross believes Conor McGregor will pop up in wrestling sooner or later.

Conor McGregor may or may not be making a surprise appearance at WrestleMania next year, but as far as WWE announcer Jim Ross is concerned, a run in pro wrestling is inevitable.

Ross was on The Herd with Colin Cowherd and shared his predictions on McGregor’s future.

“I know that he’s an amazing performer, and amazing talent,” he said. “And I have a great respect for the UFC, everything they do, and him. There’s no way you can convince me will not earn a massive check from Vince McMahon some day in the future.”

“It will not be a career deal, it will be a one-off special occasion, massive promotion. I would suggest maybe at a WrestleMania somewhere down the road. The attraction’s there, the marketing’s there, the money’s there. Why not make it happen? And so I think Conor is guaranteed for that, and I also think that Conor’s not done in the Octagon, either. I think that he’s a competitor. He likes to prove he’s the alpha male.”

McGregor revealed back in January that he had turned down offers from the WWE, which has only fueled much less substantial rumors that he’d appear at 2018′s WrestleMania 34 on April 8th in New Orleans.

But if McGregor is going to do it, both the UFC and WWE are willing to say whatever it takes to keep his participation a secret. Dana White recently claimed to have texted Vince McMahon about the rumors, with Vince replying “News to me!”

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Monday Morning Analyst: UFC Auckland results, Dan Hooker’s KO of Ross Pearson

On this episode of the podcast, we go over the results from UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt with an in-depth look at how Dan Hooker scored a vicious knockout over Ross Pearson. We also talk a little GLORY 42 controversy. It’s the Monday Morning Analyst.

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UFC Fight Night 110 in Tweets: Pros react to Mark Hunt vs. Derrick Lewis, Dan Hooker’s KO over Ross Pearson, more

UFC Fight Night 110 was full of finishes.

In the main event of the card, former K-1 kickboxing champion and MMA veteran Mark Hunt stopped rising prospect Derrick Lewis in the fourth round of their heavyweight contest. With that result, Hunt went back on the winning column – having suffered a loss to Alistair Overeem in his last outing – while Lewis saw a six-fight win streak come to an end. Additionally on the card, Derek Brunson, Dan Hooker, Ben Nguyen and Vinc Pichel picked up quick stoppages over their respective opponents.

Check out below how the pros reacted to the action-packed card:


Mark Hunt def. Derrick Lewis

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Derek Brunson def. Dan Kelly

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Dan Hooker vs. Ross Pearson

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Ion Cutelaba vs. Henrique da Silva

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Ben Nguyen def. Tim Elliott

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Vinc Pichel def. Damien Brown

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Watch Stevie Ray earn split-decision win over Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 99 in Belfast

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Ross Pearson moved back down to lightweight to challenge talented Scottish finisher Stevie Ray earlier today (Sat., Nov. 19, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 99 exclusively on Fight Pass from inside the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Pearson was aiming to end a two-fight losing streak while Ray was looking to notch his fourth win in five Octagon appearances.

After a back-and-forth first round that culminated with an emphatic takedown slam by Ray, the Scottish prospect began to tag Pearson with oblique kicks, body shots and head attacks. Ray channeled spacing footwork and versatile offensive weapons to pick apart the Brit for the majority of three rounds en route to earning the split-decision win.

The full video highlights can be seen above courtesy of UFC during Ray’s post-fight backstage interview.

With this win, Ray moves closer to the lightweight top 15. While Pearson has lost three in a row, he’s still a good measuring stick for rising prospects. Ray passed the test with flying colors and looks primed to breakout in 2017.

For complete UFC Fight Night 99 results and coverage click here.

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UFC 201 results: Jorge Masvidal takes decision over Ross Pearson

This time, Jorge Masvidal’s efforts weren’t going to waste in a sketchy split decision.

The ultra-tough American Top Team Fighter once again went the distance in his UFC 201 matchup against Ross Pearson. But it was a one-sided affair on Saturday night at Atlanta’s Philips Arena, as Pearson proved plenty tough but lost a sure decision.

The judges’ scores were a pair of 29-28s and a 30-27 for a unanimous decision, ending a stretch in which Masvidal (30-11) had lost three out of four fights via split decision.

In the opening round, Masvidal’s speed and footwork were simply too much for Pearson, who took the fight on three week’s notice and went up from lightweight to welterweight for the bout.

In the second, Masvidal did everything except finish the fight. He dropped him with a big counter left hand and swarmed him, but the tough-as-nails Sunderland, England native weathered the storm. At another point, Masvidal slammed Pearson directly into the fence.

After the second round concluded, Pearson went to the wrong corner and raised his hands, thinking the fight was over. But there was a round left, and Masvidal played it patiently, not doing anything to give away the fight.

Masvidal was pleased to get back into the win column.

“I thought the referee was going to stop it,” Masvidal said. … “Tough dude.”

Pearson (19-12), who lost to Will Brooks on July 8, has lost consecutive fights for the first time in his career.

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