Review: 2014-06-07, some good single shots between Diego Sanchez and Ross Pearson but it is not enough to get three stars. The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Diego Sanchez entered this fight with a pro mma record of 24-7-0 (62% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.18 lightweight in the world but he comes off two consecutive losses: against Gilbert Melendez in 2013 (one of the best mma fights of the year, rated with four stars Melendez vs Sanchez) and against Myles Jury in 2014 (=Sanchez vs Jury).
His opponent, the black belt in taekwondo Ross Pearson, has an official record of 15-6-0 (67% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.29 in the same weight class, he suffered his last defeat in 2012 when he faced Cub Swanson (=Swanson vs Pearson), after that bout he beat George Sotiropoulos (=Sotiropoulos vs Pearson) and Ryan Couture (=Pearson vs Couture); Pearson’s last fight, against Melvin Guillard, ended in a “no contest” (=Guillard vs Pearson). Sanchez vs Pearson is on the undercard of Benson Henderson vs Rustam Khabilov – UFC Ufn 42. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs Khabilov
Where: Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
UFC Fight Night 42 fight card (main card):
Benson Henderson vs Rustam Khabilov
Diego Sanchez vs Ross Pearson
John Dodson vs John Moraga
Rafael dos Anjos vs Jason High
Yves Edwards vs Piotr Hallmann
Bryan Caraway vs Erik Perez
Sanchez’s previous fight: Diego Sanchez vs Myles Jury
Pearson’s previous fight: Melvin Guillard vs Ross Pearson
Pearson’s next fight: Gray Maynard vs Ross Pearson
Sanchez’s next fight: Ricardo Lamas vs Diego Sanchez
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(Official highlights video hosted on Ufc on Fox’s Youtube channel)