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UFC 185 results: Ross Pearson knocks out Sam Stout

Esther Lin

For about five minutes there, it looked like Sam Stout was back to doing the thing that's kept him gainfully employed in the UFC's lightweight division since 2006: Using his speedy movement to dart in and out, stick and move, and hopefully point his way to a decision at the end.

Then Ross Pearson decided enough was enough Saturday night in Dallas. The fighter known as "The Real Deal" interrupted one of Stout's exchanges with a huge left hook to the jaw. A right hand to the downed Stout later and Pearson was victorious in their UFC 185 lightweight bout.

"I love the big hook," said Pearson (17-8, 1 NC), who won at 1:32 of round two. "The timing and the rhythm was down and it was just a matter of getting it there."

With the victory, Pearson, a Sunderland, England native who trains at San Diego's Alliance MMA, has won two out of his past four, with one loss widely considered a robbery against Diego Sanchez.

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"Sam moves forward and he's a warrior," Pearson said. "In the first round, I was trying too hard looking for it. In the second I got it."

Stout (20-11-1), a seven-time post-fight bonus winner from London, Ontario, has dropped three of his past four bouts.

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