Diego Sanchez vs. Ross Pearson full fight video highlights

Watch Diego Sanchez vs. Ross Pearson full fight video highlights from UFC Fight Night 42's co-main event above, courtesy of FOX Sports.

UFC Fight Night 42 took place June 7, 2014 at the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Diego Sanchez (25-7) looked to remain in the title hunt against Ross Pearson (15-7 (with 1 no-contest)) in the night's co-main event, which aired live on FOX Sports 1. Catch the video highlights above.

For more on FOX Sports 1's co-main event, follow the play-by-play by MMAFighting.com's own Luke Thomas.

Round 1: Kevin Mulhall is the referee. No surprise, Sanchez out and stalking early. Right hands score for both fighters. Decent short right hook for Pearson finds the mark, then a left hook. And another, which causes Sanchez to stumble a bit. Sanchez not pressuring much, allowing Pearson to fight at a more measured pace. Head kick scores for Pearson, but Sanchez eats it and fires back a right hook of his own. Sanchez ends the round with a flurry, but doesn't really land much.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Pearson

Round 2: Sanchez reaches for a leg, but Pearson easily stuffs it. Pearson is stalking now and scores a head kick again, but it doesn't land very clean. Pearson goes to the body, but Sanchez lands a left hand. Another body shot for the Brit and a decent body kick. Good body kick now from Sanchez. Right hand for Pearson absolutely crumples Sanchez to the mat. Pearson follows a bit, but Sanchez stands. Pearson catches a kick from Sanchez and kicks out the post leg, but Sanchez is able to stand.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Pearson

Round 3: Sanchez applying more pressure early, but Pearson firing back, too. Sanchez storming in and scores a couple of body shots, but missing a lot, too. Body shot ripped from Pearson. Pearson catches another kick, but lets it go and lands a body kick of his own. Pearson opens up a cut over Sanchez's right eye and the American eats another body kick. Sanchez lands a nice right hook, but a two-punch combo from Pearson lands clean. Pearson catches one of Sanchez's flying knee attempts and uses it to land one of his own before the final bell.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Pearson and the fight 30-27 Pearson

Diego Sanchez def. Ross Pearson via split decision (30-27 Pearson, 30-27 Sanchez, 29-28 Sanchez)

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