Ross Pearson vs. Edson Barboza at UFC in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 27th

TUF 9 winner, Ross Pearson will meet Muay Thai specialist, Edson Barboza in a lightweight bout at UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 27th, 2011.

Pearson, speaking via, said:

“I am very excited to fight in Brazil. I’ve already fought in Las Vegas, Sydney and now I am fighting in Rio. Being a UFC fighter means you are one of the best in the world and you fight the best in the world all over the world each fight. It’s a great match for me against a guy who’s got a great reputation. Barboza likes to have a war and so do I, I think we can put on the fight of the night.”

Pearson was last seen pulling off a unanimous decision win over Spencer Fisher at UFC 127 in February. Barboza made an exciting start to his UFC career, defeating Mike Lullo and Anthony Njokuani in impressive fashion. His fight with Njokuani earned him a share of the “Fight of the Night” bonus.

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