Sources confirmed verbal agreements for the contest to MMA Weekly.
On Jun. 20, 2009, Pearson defeated Andre Winner, earning him a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In his next two bouts, "The Real Deal" made the most of his opportunity by defeating Aaron Riley by TKO and Dennis Siver via unanimous decision. Pearson was stopped in his tracks by Cole Miller back in September, when "Magrinho" slapped on a rear naked choke, forcing Pearson to tap out.
Can the English fighter rebound from his first UFC loss when he meets "The King?"
The last time Fisher had a bout outside of the UFC was in 2006, but a loss to Pearson may have him looking for work outside the promotion. "The King" has gone 1-2 in his last three bouts. Fisher suffered a submission loss due to elbows courtesy of Joe Stevenson. He then dropped a unanimous decision to Dennis Siver. Fisher recently defeated Curt Warburton at UFC 120.
On tap for UFC 127, BJ Penn will look to continue his comeback to a world title when he faces top welterweight contender Jon Fitch. Also on the card, George Sotriopoulos will look to extend his winning streak to nine in a row when he battles Dennis Siver. Plus, Michael Bisping looks to build off his victory over Yoshihiro Akiyama when he meets Jorge Rivera.
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