Ross Pearson made an immediate splash in the Octagon, winning the ninth season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” He stumbled in his last outing, however, and is likely chomping at the bit to get back on track.
Pearson will get his opportunity to right the ship, but he’ll have to wait until Feb. 27 at UFC 127, where he is expected to face Spencer Fisher.
MMAWeekly.com sources on Friday confirmed verbal agreements for the bout. It was first reported by MMAJunkie.com.
Pearson (11-4) reeled off three-straight victories, including winning “The Ultimate Fighter,” to kick off his UFC career. He was upended by Cole Miller at UFC Fight Night 22 in September, though, getting submitted in the second round.
He faces no easy task at UFC 127. Fisher (24-6) has been fighting in the UFC for the past five and a half years. He had his back to the wall in October, responding to a two-fight losing skid by defeating Kurt Warburton at UFC 120 in London.
UFC 127 is also expected to feature B.J. Penn vs. Jon Fitch and Michael Bisping vs. Jorge Rivera in the co-main events.