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MMA fighter Ross Pearson retires

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Ross Pearson has retired from Mixed Martial Arts. “The Real Deal” steps away less than two weeks after his fight on March 30th at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

Pearson lost in a first-round knockout at UFC on ESPN 2 to Desmond Green. The fight was called at 2:52 in the round.

MMA fighter Ross Pearson strikes Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night 81
Ross Pearson strikes Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night 81 (Getty Images)

The Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, England native was fighting in the UFC for nearly a decade. His last non-UFC fight game in a submission (rear-named choke) in a won over Ian Jones on Nov. 1, 2008 at Ultimate Forces – Nemesis.

He walks away from the fight game with a 20-16-1 record. He had eight decision wins with seven wins by knockout. He also had five submission wins.

Nine of his losses were by decision. He also had five losses by knockouts and two by submission.

In his last 15 fights, he has gone just 6-9. He has lost his last two bouts, as he also was defeated by John Makdessi at UFC on FOX 30 by a unanimous decision on July 28, 2018.

His last win came at UFC 221 in a unanimous decision over Mizuto Hirota on Feb. 10, 2018.

With the UFC, he had a 12-13 (1 NC) record with the company. In his career, he won Fight of the Night bonus three-times with wins over Dennis Siver, Edson Barboza, and Makdessi.

He also won Performance of the Night once in his career against Sam Stout. He also was The Ultimate Fighter 9 Tournament winner.

Pearson won several belts; however, none in the UFC. He won the Ultimate Force Lightweight Championship and defeated it once.

He also was the Total Combat Lightweight Champion and the Strike and Submit Lightweight Champion.


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