After a brief retirement, Ross Pearson returned to MMA competition on Saturday night. It didn’t go so well for the long time UFC veteran as he was on the receiving end of a rare highlight reel knockout from Davy Gallon.
Headlining Probellum in London, Gallon landed a massive rolling thunder kick in the third round that brutally put Pearson out cold. Watch the insane finish below:
Absolutely gutted for Ross Pearson but what a knockout that is pic.twitter.com/WJoeJDbmfc— Shaun (@Shaun_TRFC) November 16, 2019
After his 10-year stint with the UFC ended, Pearson announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on April 2019. Like most retirements in combat sports though, it was very brief and temporary. The former TUF 9 Winner returned to competition with a successful professional boxing debut in May, and eventually came back to MMA with this weekend’s loss.
The 35-year-old’s MMA record now drops to 20-17 with 1 No Contest. He has lost seven of his last eight bouts, dating back to 2016.
Gallon, on the other hand, notched the biggest win of his career and improved his record to 18-7-2.