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Assuncao: 99-Percent Chance I’ll Fight Pearson at UFC 141

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Junior Assuncao thinks he will be the one to welcome “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 9 winner Ross Pearson to the UFC featherweight at the promotion’s year-end pay-per-view event.

The Brazilian fighter Monday told Sherdog.com that he is nearly certain UFC officials will grant his wish for a fight with the Englishman at UFC 141, which takes place Dec. 30 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

“We haven’t signed yet, but I can say it’s a 99-percent chance that this fight will happen,” Assuncao told Sherdog.com. “I asked the UFC to face Pearson when I found out he was dropping to 145 pounds. He’s already telling everyone that he’ll fight me and I will welcome him.”

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Post #1   10/31/11 2:31:28PM   

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Cool story, Hansel. I hope Pearson doesn't have weight issues, some of these guys dropping to FW make me nervous...

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Post #2   10/31/11 2:40:09PM   

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i was very impressed w/ junior's last fight. really excited to see what he does next

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Prolly not a good match up for Assuncao.

Post #4   10/31/11 4:34:24PM   

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Pearson deserves better than assuncao for 145 welcome
Give him brown or phan

Post #5   10/31/11 6:20:44PM   

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I'll take Pearson in this one but should he have issues cutting the weight, he may gas out and find himself on the wrong side of a decision.

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Post #6   10/31/11 10:45:11PM