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Ross Pearson Scouting Report

Ross Pearson Scouting Report

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Ross Pearson Scouting Report


Jul 30, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Ross Pearson (red gloves) competes against Jorge Masvidal (blue gloves) during UFC 201 at Phillips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sportsn

Ross Pearson Scouting Report


5’8″ 155 lbs (Lightweight)
69″ reach, Orthodox
September 26, 1984


20-16, 1 NC (UFC: 12-13, 1 NC)

Current Streak

2 straight losses


Black belt in Taekwondo
Brown belt in Judo
Blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Championships Held

The Ultimate Fighter 9 Lightweight Winner



– schooled in multiple combat disciplines
– good submission skills
– heavy hands
– very powerful left hook
– very active striker – lands lots of strikes
– very good striking defense
– very solid takedown defense
– physically strong – physical specimen
– throws hard kicks
– good head movement
– very aggressive – pushes the pace
– has fought at welterweight before



– no ground game
– horrible takedown accuracy
– very inconsistent fighter (win one, lose one, win one, etc.)
– doesn’t finish fights
– despite fighting at welterweight before, undersized for lightweight
– has been burned for being over-aggressive in past
– despite good striking defense, still gets hit a lot
– best days appear to be behind him


After a very promising start to his UFC career, Ross Pearson has lost his way the past few years.



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