Alexander Gustafsson vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Melvin Guillard vs Ross Pearson Slated for March 8th UFC Event

Alexander Gustafsson

 

Alexander Gustafsson

  • 15-2 MMA / 7-2 UFC Record
  • Won 6 of Last 7 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, Vladimir Matyushenko, Thiago Silva

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

 

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

  • 21-5 MMA / 4-2 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Alistair Overeem (x2), Dan Henderson, Rashad Evans

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Melvin Guillard

Melvin Guillard

  • 31-12-2 MMA / 12-8 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Jeremy Stephens, Evan Dunham, Fabricio Camoes

Ross Pearson

Ross Pearson

  • 15-6 MMA / 7-3 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: George Sotiropoulos, Dennis Siver, Spencer Fisher

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UFC European Tour

March 8th, 2014

London, England

O2 Arena

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Alexander Gustafsson came up just short on his bid at becoming the UFC’s light heavyweight champion, losing a razor-thin decision against Jon Jones at UFC 165 in a “Fight of the Year” candidate. The loss to Jones snapped a six-fight win streak, which included key victories over James Te Huna, Thiago Silva, and Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua.

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira put himself back in the top echelon of the UFC’s light heavyweight division with an upset win over Rashad Evans at UFC 156. The win was his second in a row, including a first round TKO victory over Tito Ortiz.

Also, a rematch between Melvin Guillard and Ross Pearson has been scheduled, following a no-contest ruling between the two at UFC Fight Night 30. The fight was halted after Guillard landed two questionable illegal knees to Pearson’s head causing a massive cut on his forehead. Referee Marc Goddard ruled the second blow to be illegal, but replay showed Guillard was in the process of throwing the knee before Pearson had his hand on the ground. Nonetheless, the doctor’s stopped the fight for the cut and the bout was ruled a no contest.

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