Ross Pearson def. Spencer Fisher via Decision (Unanimous), photo via Daniel Herbertson, FanHouse
Brit Ross Pearson edged Spencer Fisher for all three rounds to take a unanimous decision win over Spencer Fisher at UFC 127.
The two traded fairly evenly in the first round with both men landing hard punches standing. Fisher taunted Pearson toward the end of the round.
More inconclusive exchanges dominated the first part of the second round, with Pearson largely dominating the scoring with kicks but Fisher countering with double straights. Pearson worked for a takedown with about 1:30 left in the round. Hard punches began to land from Pearson, hurting Fisher.
The two fighters exchanged a two handed slap to open the final round, respecting one another's commitment to aggression. Pearson took Fisher down with a little over 4 minutes left but Fisher quickly fought his way back up. Pearson landed a hard uppercut from distance and several nice combinations. Pearson added a couple more take downs to finish the round.
The Ultimate Fighter season 9 winner, Pearson came into the fight off a one-sided loss to Cole Miller.
The Veteran Fisher made his UFC debut in October of 2005, defeating Thiago Alves with a triangle choke. He has 14 fights under the bright lights of the UFC and has been a staple of the lightweight division for years. At UFC 104 and the Ultimate Fighter Finale (season 11) he suffered back-to-back losses for the first time in his career but rebounded at UFC 120 with a decision win over Curt Warburton.