A lightweight bout between Ross Pearson and Al Iaquinta is the latest addition to November’s UFC Fight Night 55 event in Sydney.
UFC officials announced the bout Thursday evening.
Ross Pearson (16-7 MMA, 8-4 UFC) was last seen in action in the co-main event of August’s UFC Fight Night 47 fight card in Maine, where he knocked out former title challenger Gray Maynard. Prior to that, “The Real Deal” suffered a terrible judges decision loss to Diego Sanchez at June’s UFC Fight Night event in Albuquerque.
Meanwhile, Al Iaquinta (9-3-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC) is coming off an impressive third-round TKO victory over Rodrigo Damm, which he earned at last month’s UFC Fight Night 50 event in Connecticut. That victory marked Iaquinta’s fourth win in his past five fights.
UFC Fight Night 55 takes place November 8 live from Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia. The entire event can be seen streaming live on UFC Fight Pass in North America.
UFC Fight Night 55 is headlined by a middleweight grudge match featuring Michael “The Count” Bisping taking on former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.
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