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Pearson vs. Sanchez Added To Fight Night 43

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By Evan Stoumbelis

TUF winner Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson is set to face MMA veteran Diego Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 43 in Albuquerque New Mexico on June 7th.

The card will be headlined by Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov.

TUF 1 middleweight winner Diego Sanchez has had difficulty finding success in the Octagon as of late, going just 2-3 in his last 5. “The Dream” is currently on a 2 fight skid, losing back to back decision’s against Gilbert Melendez and Myles Jury.

Ross Pearson has found more success in the Octagon however. The TUF: US vs. UK winner hasn’t stepped in the Octagon since October when he fought to a no-contest with Melvin Guillard due to an illegal knee. Prior to that Pearson was riding a 2 fight win streak. “The Real Deal” suffered a knee injury forcing him out of a rematch with Guillard.

The UFC Fight Night 43 card is as follows:

Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov
Ross Pearson vs. Diego Sanchez
John Dodson vs. John Moraga
Yaotzin Meza vs. Sergio Pettis
Lance Benoist vs. Bobby Voelker

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