The UFC is believed to be heading to Manchester, England on October 26 for a FOX Sports 1 show with middleweights Michael Bisping-Mark Munoz in the main event. While the lineup is still under construction and hasn’t even been officially announced yet, it looks like there’s at least one fighter on the organization’s roster interested in helping make the matchmakers’ job a bit easier.
Lightweight Ross Pearson took to Twitter this weekend where he said he’d love to fight Japanese legend Takanori Gomi in the co-headliner. If booked, the bout would not only be full of potential to entertain given each competitor’s style, but it would also give British fans an opportunity to check out another one of their countrymen in a featured clash.
Pearson, who hails from Sunderland, is coming off consecutive TKOs of George Sotiropoulos and Ryan Couture. He holds an overall record of 15-6 with ten stoppages in the bunch. Also noteworthy, the Ultimate Fighter 9 winner hasn’t fought in England since November 2009 when he beat Aaron Riley (also in Manchester).
Little has been heard from Gomi since he lost a hard-fought Split Decision to Diego Sanchez in March. The 34-9 “Fireball Kid” had won two in a row prior to the stumble.