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Ross Pearson Staying At Lightweight

Ross Pearson’s return to lightweight seems to be sticking, as he has no plans on cutting back to featherweight.

“I’m staying at 155,” said Pearson to Fighters Only. “To me it doesn’t matter about size, it doesn’t matter about weight. Size and weight has nothing to me. It’s about skill and technique, so that’s what I’m going back too. Going back to my roots.”

After years as a lightweight, Pearson dropped to featherweight in 2011. He went 1-1 with his only loss being to rising featherweight and WEC star Cub Swanson. He comes off a win over George Sotiropoulos, after serving as one of the coaches on The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes.

When Pearson returns, he will be the first challenge for the UFC’s newest acquisition Ryan Couture. It will be Couture’s UFC debut after going 6-1 for Strikeforce.

Pearson vs. Couture happens at UFC on FUEL TV on April 6 from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Sweden.