Pearson stops Sotiropoulos by strikes in 3rd

Saturday, December 15, 2012

After a brief drop to featherweight, Ross Pearson returned to where he came from, the 155-pound division, with a challenging match against former lightweight contender Georges Sotiropoulos. The bout had been long simmering, as the two coached against each other on the UK vs. Australia edition of The Ultimate Fighter, and grew a dislike for each other as a result.

Before the fight, Pearson said he would be fighting with anger for the first time, but when it came time to compete in the UFC on FX 6 main event, he fought with self-control, carefully choosing his spots in picking apart Sotiropoulos, chopping him down bit by bit en route to a TKO victory.

The finish came 41 seconds into the third round.

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Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson Vs. George Sotiropoulos
Fight was scheduled for 5 rounds (5x5x5x5x5)
Name Ross Pearson Ross Pearson
Height 5′ 8″ (172.72 cm)
Weight 155 (70.31 kg)
Record 16-8-0


Name George Sotiropoulos George Sotiropoulos
Height 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm)
Weight 160 (72.57 kg)
Record 14-4-0
Team Fistcuffs Gym
-Ross Pearson defeated George Sotiropoulos by TKO (Strike, 3rd Round, 0:41)