Ryan Couture is in the final stretch of training as he prepares to make his UFC debut this weekend. He will take on Ross Pearson, who doesn’t seem to think that the two are equals.
“I don’t think he’s on my level,” said Pearson on The MMA Hour. “I don’t think he’s fought the level of competition I’ve fought. I don’t think he’s been fighting UFC caliber guys forever. If things go to plan he won’t last very long in there with me.”
When it comes to experience, Pearson has the numbers on years and fights. After an eight plus year career, he is 14-6. Pearson just defeated George Sotiropoulos in his return to lightweight. His UFC losses have come via Cub Swanson, Edson Barboza and Cole Miller.
Ryan Couture comes in with big shoes to fill as he’s the son of UFC hall of famer Randy Couture. For two years, Couture has fought only out of Strikeforce where he was 6-1. He’ll enter with split-decision wins opposite K.J. Noons and Joe Duarte.
They are slated as the co-main event of UFC on FUEL TV 9. It’s this Saturday, April 6, from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Sweden.