UFC on FUEL 9 Live Blog: Ross Pearson vs. Ryan Couture

Ross Pearson will look for his second straight win when he faces Ryan Couture at UFC on FUEL 9. - Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC on FUEL 9 live blog for Ross Pearson vs. Ryan Couture, a lightweight bout at Saturday's UFC event at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm.

Pearson, who has won three of his past five fights, will face Couture, who will be making his UFC debut, on the main card.

Check out the UFC on FUEL 9 live blog below.

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Round 1: Couture makes a half-hearted takedown attempt coming out of the gate, and the two end up in a Greco clinch with Pearson's back to the fence. Couture lands a solid knee from that position. Couture with a knee to the body and to the head. This continues for awhile, until Couture lands a takedown midway through the round. Pearson back to his feet, then escapes to the middle of the Octagon. Pearson feigns a left hand and throws a head kick instead. Couture responds with a front kick. Couture doing his best to circle out of Pearson's range. A clinch and then Pearson connects on a nice left hook late. MMAFighting scores the round for Ryan Couture, 10-9.

Round 2: Pearson looks increasingly comfortable as he stalks Couture and connects with left hooks. As soon as he comes in too close, though, Couture returns to the clinch game, as he controls Pearson along the fence. Couture lands a combo and a solid knee from the clinch. Then they break and Pearson again starts to stalk Couture around the Octagon. Pearson with a body shot and an overhand right which sends Couture scurrying backwards. Pearson lands a left. Couture goes for a takedown and Pearson shucks him aside. Couture with a spinning back kick. Pearson lands the left again. Pearson ducks a left hand and counters with one of his own. Pearson opens up with a series of lefts and wobbles Couture. He catches Couture with a left hook right on the button which drops Couture. Couture covers up as Pearson rains down blows until the referee steps in and stops it.

Ross Pearson def. Ryan Couture via TKO at 3:45 of round two.

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