Ross Pearson Out; Melvin Guillard vs Michael Johnson Set for UFC Fight Night 37

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

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

  • 14-8 MMA / 6-4 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Danny Castillo, Joe Lauzon, Gleison Tibau

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UFC European Tour

March 8th, 2014

London, England

O2 Arena

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Melvin Guillard was scheduled to rematch Ross Pearson, because of a knee to the head of a grounded Pearson stopped the bout and was declared a no contest at UFC Fight Nigh 30. This followed a stunning second round knockout victory over Mac Danzig last July at UFC on FOX 8.

Michael Johnson once again finds himself on the cusp of the top ten in the UFC’s lightweight division following a second round knockout win over Gleison Tibau at UFC 168. The win was his second in a row, also including a dominant unanimous decision victory over Joe Lauzon.

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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.

UFC Fight Night 30 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Lyoto Machida def. Mark Munoz via KO (Head Kick) – Round 1, 3:10
  • Melvin Guillard vs. Ross Pearson – Declared No Contest (Illegal Knee)
  • Jimi Manuwa def. Ryan Jimmo via TKO (Injury) – Round 2, 4:41
  • Norman Parke def. Jon Tuck via Unanimous Decision
  • Nicholas Musoke def. Alessio Sakara via Armbar – Round 1, 3:07
  • John Lineker def. Phil Harris via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 2:51

Preliminary Card:

  • Al Iaquinta def. Piotr Hallmann via Unanimous Decision
  • Luke Barnatt def. Andrew Craig via Rear Naked Choke – Round 2, 2:12
  • Jessica Andrade def. Rosi Sexton via Unanimous Decision
  • Cole Miller def. Andy Ogle via Unanimous Decision
  • Jim Hettes def. Robert Whiteford via Triangle Choke – Round 2, 2:17
  • Brad Scott def. Michael Kuiper via Guillotine Choke – Round 1, 4:17

Melvin Guillard vs Ross Pearson Joins UFC Fight Night 30

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 Fight Night 30

October 26th, 2013

Manchester, England

Manchester Arena

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Melvin Guillard ended a two-fight win streak emphatically with a stunning second round knockout victory over Mac Danzig at UFC on FOX 8. He previously lost back-to-back fights against Donald Cerrone (knockout) and a bizarre split decision loss to Jamie Varner, in a fight which Guillard clearly lost all three rounds.

Ross Pearson has earned two straight victories in the octagon since returning to the lightweight division, following a 1-1 record as a featherweight.  At UFC on FX 6, Pearson stopped his TUF: Smashes coaching rival, George Sotiropoulos in the third round via TKO. Most recently, he also defeated Ryan Couture by TKO, this time in second round at UFC on Fuel TV 9.

UFC on Fuel TV 9 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Gegard Mousasi def. Ilir Latifi via Unanimous Decision 
  • Ross Pearson def. Ryan Couture via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 3:45
  • Mike Mitrione def. Phillip De Fries via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 0:19
  • Brad Pickett def. Mike Easton via Split Decision
  • Diego Brandao def. Pablo Garza via Arm-Triangle Choke – Round 1, 3:27
  • Akira Corassani def. Robbie Peralta via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card:

  • Reza Madadi def. Michael Johnson via Brabo Choke – Round 3, 1:33
  • Tor Troeng def. Adam Cella via Rear Naked Choke – Round 1, 3:11
  • Adlan Amagov def. Chris Spang via Unanimous Decision
  • Conor McGregor def. Marcus Brimage via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 1:07
  • Ryan LaFlare def. Ben Alloway via Unanimous Decision
  • Tom Lawlor def. Michael Kuiper via Guillotine Choke – Round 2, 1:05
  • Papy Abedi def. Besam Yousef via Split Decision

Ross Pearson vs Ryan Couture, Tom Lawlor vs Michael Kuiper Added to UFC on Fuel TV 9

Ross Pearson

 

Ross Pearson

  • 14-6 MMA / 6-3 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: George Sotiropoulos, Dennis Siver, Spencer Fisher

Ryan Couture

 

Ryan Couture

  • 6-1 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: KJ Noons, Conor Heun, Joe Duarte

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Tom Lawlor

 

Tom Lawlor

  • 8-5 MMA / 4-4 UFC Record
  • Lost 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: CB Dollaway, Kyle Kingsbury, Patrick Cote

Michael Kuiper

Michael Kuiper

  • 12-1 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
  • Won 12 of Last 13 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Jared Hamman

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UFC on Fuel TV 9

April 6th, 2013

Stockholm, Sweden

Ericsson Globe Arena

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Ross Pearson won arguably his biggest win of his career with a third round TKO victory over his rival, George Sotiropoulos at UFC on FX 6. The win was his first fight back in the lightweight division, after a one win, one loss experiment as a featherweight.

Ryan Couture earned a controversial split decision victory over KJ Noons in his final fight under the Strikeforce banner. In any manner, it extended his winning streak to four, also including victories over Conor Heun and Joe Duarte.

Tom Lawlor likely needs a win in order to keep his job in the UFC, posting just a 2-4 record in his last six fights in the octagon. Most recently, Lawlor dropped a split decision to rising middleweight Francis Carmont at UFC 154.

Dutch striker, Michael Kuiper looks for continued success in the UFC following his first win at UFC 150, earning a second round TKO victory over Jared Hamman. Kuiper fell short in this debut with the promotion, dropping a unanimous decision to Rafael Natal in February of this year.

UFC on FX 6 Quick Results

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Main Card

  • Ross Pearson def. George Sotiropolous via TKO (Punches) – Round 3, 0:41
  • Robert Whittaker def. Brad Scott via Unanimous Decision
  • Norman Parke def. Colin Fletcher via Unanimous Decision
  • Hector Lombard def. Rousimar Palhares via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 3:38

Preliminary Card

  • Chad Mendes def. Yaotzin Meza via KO (Punch) – Round 1, 1:55
  • Joey Beltran def. Igor Pokrajac via Unanimous Decision
  • Mike Pierce def. Seth Baczynski via Unanimous Decision
  • Ben Alloway def. Manny Rodriguez via KO (Kick and Punches) – Round 1, 4:57
  • Mike Wilkinson def. Brendan Loughnane via Unanimous Decision
  • Cody Donovan def. Nick Penner via TKO (Punches) – Round 1, 4:35