Ross Pearson wants Takanori Gomi in Oct. 26 UFC-Manchester co-headliner


ross-pearson-8.jpgPoss Pearson (15-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) wants a prime spot on the UFC’s next U.K. card, and he already has an opponent in mind.

The English fighter, who’s won back-to-back fights since a return to lightweight, wants Japanese veteran Takanori Gomi (34-9 MMA, 3-4 UFC) on Oct. 26.

As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported, the event, which is expected to be a UFC on FOX Sports 1 show, features a middleweight headliner between Michael Bisping (24-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC) and Mark Munoz (13-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC). The show is expected to take place at Manchester Arena (formerly MEN Arena).

“Bisping vs Munoz main event at M.E.N i would love Pearson vs Gomi co-main what u think?” Pearson tweeted on Sunday.

Pearson, who won “The Ultimate Fighter 9? in 2009, concluded his featherweight stint with a 1-1 record that included a decision victory over Junior Assuncao and a TKO loss to Cub Swanson. However, since a return to lightweight and a coaching stint on “TUF: The Smashes,” the Alliance MMA fighter has posted back-to-back TKO wins over George Sotiropoulos and Ryan Couture.

Gomi, meanwhile, is technically coming off a loss, though it probably should have been a win. The former PRIDE champion lost three of his first four UFC fights, but he rebounded with back-to-back wins over Eiji Mitsuoka and Mac Danzig. However, earlier this year at UFC on FUEL TV 8, the Japanese vet halted the winning streak and suffered a split-decision defeat to Diego Sanchez. Every major media outlet scored the bout for Gomi, and MMAjunkie.com actually scored it 30-27 in his favor.

For more on UFC on FOX Sports 1 in Manchester, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Ross Pearson)

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