Ross Pearson Agrees to Step Up and Face Abel Trujillo after UFC on FOX 12 Shake Up

July 12, 2014
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Ross PearsonLightweight contender Michael Johnson on Friday was forced out of his UFC on FOX 12 bout against Josh Thomson due to injury. Bobby “King” Green quickly agreed to step up and take his place against “The Punk” on July 26 at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.

That, however, left Abel Trujillo, whom Green was originally slated to fight on the UFC Fight Night 47 fight card in Maine without an opponent.

UFC officials quickly rectified that problem by enlisting Ross Pearson to face Trujillo, keeping him on the card.

Pearson (15-7, 1 NC) is coming off of a highly controversial split decision loss to Diego Sanchez at the UFC Fight Night in Albuquerque, N.M., on June 7.

Trujillo (12-5, 1 NC) is coming off back-to-back victories over Jamie Varner and Roger Bowling, trying to climb his way into title contention.

A welterweight title eliminator bout between Matt Brown and Robbie Lawler headlines the UFC on FOX 12 card.

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  • A new fight

    more exciting if ur a Thompson fan won’t be much of a contest. Be a good fight for under card. I’d like to see mat the meathead vs stripe would be a nice draw in make strip a heavy weight contender with publicity in the heavy’s are in dire need of contenders. Solve two problems one stones great fox card in make a contender

    • George Sperry

      When you say strip are you talking about Stipe Miocic?

      • Stars n stripe

        Yea stripe miocic mat in my opion is the gate keeper him along with big coutry