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Ryan Couture making UFC debut in April against Ross Pearson

Ross PearsonUFC Hall of Fame fighter Randy Couture’s relationship with the UFC may be done but his legacy will live on thanks to the presence of son Ryan Couture on the company’s roster. The former Strikeforce fighter has been confirmed for a clash with Ultimate Fighter 9 winner Ross Pearson at UFC on Fuel 9 in Stockholm, Sweden.

The April 6 outing features a bout between light heavyweights Alexander Gustafsson-Gegard Mousasi in the headlining slot.

Couture is currently on a four-fight winning streak including an impressive outpointing of K.J. Noons in January. He holds an overall mark of 6-1 with other notable victories over Joe Duarte and Conor Heun.

The match-up means the 14-6 Pearson will continue his run at 155 pounds after a short stint in the featherweight division. Pearson made a triumphant return in December when he stopped George Sotiropoulos with strikes at UFC on FX 6. Nine of his triumphs have involved some form of finish.

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