The August 16 UFC Fight Night 47 card has been flipped over more times than a pancake, but the dust has finally settled and the result will be a scrap between two Ultimate Fighter vets.
The August 16 event in Bangor Maine was originally supposed to feature Pearson taking on Abel Trujillo, but with the Blackzillian fighter being pulled because of an injury, Gray Maynard was chosen as Pearson’s new lightweight opponent.
Maynard was originally supposed to take on Fabricio Camoes on the same card, but the Brazilian will now be rescheduled for another card. Camoes had already asked to postpone the fight because of passport issues he was dealing with.
Maynard and Pearson were both on The Ultimate Fighter and their match will be the co-main event next to a light heavyweight battle between Ovince St. Preux and Ryan Bader.
Maynard stands to gain the most from the match as he has lost his last two fights, with his last defeat coming at the hands of Nate Diaz at the TUF 18 finale.
Pearson also really needs a win after he lost his last match to Diego Sanchez via a controversial split decision. Prior to that, Pearson’s fight against Melvin Guillard was ruled as a no-contest when Guillard used an illegal knee that left Pearson unable to continue.
UFC Fight Night 47 takes place at the Cross Insurance Arena in Bangor, Maine, on Aug. 16. Other featured bouts on the card include a flyweight battle between Zach Makovsky and Jussier Formiga and a middleweight bout between Tim Boetsch and Brad Tavares.
Tags: Gray Maynard, Mixed Martial Arts, Ross Pearson