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Ross Pearson to face Francisco Trinaldo at Jan. 17 UFC Fight Night event

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community news, Ross Pearson to face Francisco Trinaldo at Jan. 17 UFC Fight Night event

Ross Pearson returns to the UFC Octagon to face Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night 81.

BREAKING! @RossTheRealDeal will face Francisco Trinaldo in a lightweight battle on Jan 17! https://t.co/ytRyv1Mftv pic.twitter.com/b9RTj5JU42

— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) October 29, 2015

That event, which is headlined by a bantamweight title scrap between TJ Dillashaw and Dominick Cruz, takes place Jan. 17 at Boston’s TD Garden Arena.

Pearson (18-9, 1 no-contest) enters the bout fresh off a razor-thin split-decision victory over Paul Felder at UFC 191. In his two fights prior to that, Pearson lost a unanimous decision to Evan Dunham and knocked out Sam Stout.

Meanwhile, Trinaldo (18-4) has pieced together one of the most sneakily impressive runs at lightweight over the last year-plus. Since September 2014, Trinaldo has gone 4-0, most recently knocking out The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia winner Chad Laprise in Round 1 at UFC Fight Night 74. With a win over Pearson, Trinaldo will run his streak to five straight, a string of success that will likely force UFC brass to give him top-15 consideration in the division.

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