Ross Pearson’s MMA return was one for the highlight reel – but not in the way he envisioned.
In his first fight in his native United Kingdom in over four years, Pearson (20-17) headlined “MTK MMA: Probellum” in London on Saturday night. Taking on Davy Gallon (18-7-2), Pearson was brutally knocked out in the most improbable of fashions.
As the clock wound down in the final round, Gallon through a rolling thunder kick, which landed flush on the head of Pearson. Upon impact, Pearson was knocked out cold and flew backwards, crashing to the mat. The announcer’s “oh sh*t” reaction sums up just how spectacular it was.
Was it a “Knockout of the Year” contender? Watch Gallon’s finish in the video below:
The fight was Pearson's first since being released by the UFC earlier this year. Prior to his UFC departure, Pearson had dropped six out of his final seven fights with the promotion.
As for Gallon, the 30-year-old welterweight now has won six out of his last eight fights and is is riding a three-fight winning streak.
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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