This is the UFC on FX 6 live blog for George Sotiropoulos vs. Ross Pearson, a lightweight bout at Friday night's UFC event at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland, Australia.
Sotiropoulos, who has lost his last two fights, will fight Pearson, who has won two of his past four fights, in the main event.
Check out the live blog below.
Round 1: Marc Goodard is our referee. Pearson lunges in with a left hook. Sotiropoulos ducks under another looping punch and counters. Pearson puts Sotiropoulos on wobbly legs with a straight left. Sotiropoulos changes levels and looks to tie up. He's in trouble but Pearson isn't taking advantage. Sotiropoulos separates, but he still looks out of it. Pearson pressing forward, pumping his jab. Pearson topples Sotiropoulos with a huge leg kick. Pearson lets him get up, and he's headhunting now. Sotiropoulos connects with a stiff jab that backs up Pearson. Pearson misses a superman punch. Sotiropoulos changes levels and looks for a double. He gets it, and takes Pearson's back in a scramble. Pearson tries to stand, Sotiropoulos hunting for a rear-naked choke. He nearly has it. Pearson rolls forward and escapes. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for Pearson.
Round 2: Sotiropoulos takes a deep breath and we're off. Pearson blocks a head kick. Sotiropoulos pumps his jab and circles left. Pearson pressing forward, Sotiropoulos content to counter. Nothing landing flush for either man. Sotiropoulos starting to find a home for his jab. Pearson eats another jab out of the clinch. Pearson getting visibly frustrated by Sotiropoulos' range. Pearson connects with a short left hook and Sotiropoulos drops. Sotiropoulos quickly climbs back to his feet but that could steal the round. Pearson ducks a jab and counters with a stiff right hand. Pearson slips and Sotiropoulos rushes into the clinch. MMA Fighting scores it 10-9 for Pearson.
Round 3: Pearson opens with a huge counter left hand that puts Sotiropoulos back on wobbly legs. Pearson stays patient and picks his shots. Another straight left connects, followed by a hard right hook. Sotiropoulos crumbles. This one is over.
Ross Pearson def. Georges Sotiropoulos via knockout (punch) at :41 of round 3.