The news broke today that English fighter Ross Pearson will move up to welterweight to face Jorge Masvidal at UFC 201. 

UFC 201 in Atlanta takes place on July 30th. This comes just 22 days after Pearson’s last bout on the TUF 23 finale. On that card Ross lost to a debuting Will Brooks by unanimous decision. That fight was at lightweight.

In a very short space of time Pearson will move up a weight class, proving yet again that ‘The Real Deal’ is game for a fight. 

Jorge Masvidal and Ross Pearson are both crowd pleasers and if the social media reaction is anything to go by MMA fans are very excited for this one. 

The month of July has been amazing for the combat sports fandom and it is showing no signs of slowing. This one is sure to be a barnstormer!