Thursday, 23 January 2014
Ross Pearson Injured: Misses UFC London
Ross Pearson, one time coach on 'TUF The Smashes', has had to withdraw from his rematch with Melvin Guillard at the O2 Arena in London with a torn meniscus. Pearson, the highest profile British name on the card, will be replaced by Guillard's one-time Blackzillians training partner, Michael Johnson.
A winner of TUF 12 under Georges St-Pierre, Michael Johnson is coming off impressive back-to-back victories over Joe Lauzon and Gleison Tibau. A third decisive win over Guillard has the potential to propel him into the title picture of the UFC's stacked lightweight division.