Ryan Couture will make his UFC debut this coming April, taking on former Ultimate Fighter winner Ross Pearson at UFC on FUEL TV: Gustafsson vs. Mousasi. UFC officials confirmed the fight on Saturday.
Couture, the son of former UFC champion Randy Couture, is 6-1 in his MMA career. He most recently competed for Strikeforce.
Pearson (14-6) has gone 6-3 inside the Octagon, including a win over George Sotiropoulos to close out 2012.
There has been some discussion as of late concerning Couture and if he will compete for the UFC after his father signed a deal with Spike TV to help with Bellator MMA’s upcoming reality series. UFC president Dana White confirmed that Couture would fight for the promotion this year.