Ross Pearson moves up to welterweight, fights Jorge Masvidal at UFC 201

Ross Pearson was looking for a quick turnaround following a decision loss to Will Brooks this past weekend and it looks like the Sunderland boy has his wish.

Siyar Bahadurzada was recently forced out of his UFC 201 bout with Jorge Masvidal due to an illness and Pearson has agreed to move up a weight class to fill in. Brett Okamoto reported the news.

UFC 20 be held on July 30, 2016 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

With this fight change, UFC 191 now looks like this:

Robbie Lawler (c) vs. Tyron Woodley
Rose Namajunas vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Matt Brown vs. Jake Ellenberger
Francisco Rivera vs. Érik Pérez
Jorge Masvidal vs. Ross Pearson
Anthony Hamilton vs. Damian Grabowski
Michael Graves vs. Bojan Veličković
César Arzamendia vs. Damien Brown
bout: Ian McCall vs. Justin Scoggins

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