The UFC’s upcoming stop in England has a co-headliner, as officials have announced lightweights Ross Pearson and Melvin Guillard will lock horns at the October 26 event. Both men are coming off knockout wins and should deliver an entertaining effort come showtime in Manchester.
Guillard initially expressed interest in fighting a week earlier at UFC 166 given the card’s attachment to his adopted hometown of Houston but, according to a report on UFC Tonight, changed his mind when given the chance to defeat Pearson in front of his fellow Brits. He was last seen stopping Mac Danzig with strikes, improving his record to 31-12-2 including 20 TKOs.
The 15-6 Pearson has picked up strike-based stoppages of Georges Sotiropoulos and Ryan Couture since returning to 155 pounds after a brief stint at featherweight. Ten of his wins have featured some form of finish.