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UFC Fight Night 21 Live Blog: Ross Pearson vs. Dennis Siver Updates

This is the UFC Fight Night 21 live blog for Ross Pearson vs. Dennis Siver, a lightweight bout on tonight's Spike TV card in Charlotte, N.C.

In this European-themed matchup, the UK's Pearson, winner of The Ultimate Fighter 9, faces Germany's Siver.

The live blog is below.

Round 1: Silver throws a high kick Pearson looks to sneak in a jab. Siver attacks the leg. Pearson responds with a leg kick. Siver goes for the inside leg and Pearson counters with a punch combo. They are both looking for opening to land big shots. Pearson throws a high kick of his own that is blocked. Siver looking to counter off Pearson's kicks. They exchange punches. Pearson lands a nice right with less than two minutes left. Pearson doing a much better job of mixing up his strikes. Pearson stuns Siver with a right. Perason takes Siver to the ground and attempts to take Siver's back with a minute left. Silver is able to reverse out and he unloads on Pearson. Pearson lands a leg kick and Siver jabs to close the round.

MMAFighting.com scores the round 10-9 for Pearson.

Round 2: Pearson lands jab. Pearon lands a looping right and Siver shoots. Pearson defends. Siver throws his first spinning back kick at 3:33 and hits it. Pearson throws a nice flying knee. Siver takes Pearson down at 2:22. They battle for position. Pearson rolls away, but almost gives up his back. Back to the feet with 1:49 left in the round. Pearson's speed is frustrating Siver and is looking great on the feet.

MMAFighting.com scores the round 10-9 for Pearson.

Round 3: They box with both fighters doing a good job avoiding shots. Pearson lands a big right at the halfway point of the round and Siver dives for the takedown and puts Pearson on his back. Pearson stands up and avoids a potential guillotine. Pearson holds Siver's back and drags him down. Pearson is loose on top and Siver escapes to his feet. Siver shoots for the takedown and Pearson is able to quickly scramble back up.

MMAFighting.com scores the round 10-9 and the fight 30-27 for Pearson.

Pearson wins by unanimous decision (30-27 3x)
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