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Barboza v Pearson for UFC Rio

Tallica19812011-04-23 14:13:14 +0000 #1
www.bloodyelbow.com/...s-pearson-at-ufc-rio

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The UFC announced via their UK twitter acount today that TUF Season 9 winner, Ross "The Real Deal" Pearson will meet Edson Barboza at UFC: Rio this August. Barboza was originally rumored to be matched up with Takanori Gomi, but that bout was never confirmed by the UFC. Instead, the Brazilian muay thai specialist will meet Sunderland, England's Pearson, who has shown some excellent stand-up of his own against some of the lightweight's division's best strikers, including wins over Dennis Siver and most recently, Spencer Fisher back in February.

Great Fight! This has FOTN and KOTN potential. Great matchmaking by Joe Silva. This is a must buy card for me.
split decision2011-04-23 14:20:26 +0000 #2
This ought to be a good step up for Barboza, who certainly looks like he has the tools to be a top-tier guy in MMA.
Onion2011-04-23 14:47:02 +0000 #3
Wasn't he supposed to fight Gomi?

Either fight is a great one though. I'd imagine this will be the Spike or PPV opener.
Dream2011-04-23 15:04:04 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by Onion

Wasn't he supposed to fight Gomi?

Either fight is a great one though. I'd imagine this will be the Spike or PPV opener.

It was a rumor, and that was it.
HappyThrower2011-04-23 15:53:34 +0000 #5
the only way to make this fight better is to add Leben LOL

could these bangers out-Leben Leben and Wandy?

of course Jon Jones' niece could beat them all in 2 years .....
Haze2011-04-23 14:31:50 +0000 #6
man this card just keeps getting better..

i really enjoy watching Pearson fight. hoping he can perform well here too

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