Ross Pearson will make a quick turnaround inside the cage as he has been book to face Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 84 in Brisbane. The UFC announced the news on Monday morning.
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) January 25, 2016
UFC Fight Night 84 will be held on March 20, 2016 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia.
Pearson (18-10-1 MMA) had traded wins and losses over his last seven fights under the ZUFFA banner. A split decision win over Paul Felder at UFC 191 was followed by a unanimous decision loss to Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night 81 last time out.
Trujillo (13-7-1 MMA) was coming off a ‘Knockout of the Night’ and ‘Fight of the Night’ win over Jamie Varner before a two fight losing streak stopped his rise up the UFC lightweight rankings. However, at UFC 195, Trujillo looked impressive submitting Tony Sims in the first round.
With this fight announcement, UFC Fight Night 84 now looks like this.
Mark Hunt vs. Frank Mir
Neil Magny vs. Hector Lombard
James Te-Huna vs. Steve Bossé
Brendan O’Reilly vs. Alan Jouban
Dan Kelly vs. Antônio Carlos Júnior
Bec Rawlings vs. Seohee Ham
Jake Matthews vs. Johnny Case
Richard Walsh vs. Viscardi Andrade
Ross Pearson vs. Abel Trujillo
Alan Patrick vs. Chad Laprise