Ryan Couture has received his first UFC opponent, as the son of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture will meet Ross Pearson at UFC on FUEL TV 9.
The card takes place April 6 from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. UFC officials announced the bout, along with two others on Saturday.
Heavyweights Matt Mitrione (5-2) and Philip De Fries (9-2), along with welterweights Ben Alloway (13-3) and Ryan LaFlare (7-0) have also been signed for the card.
Couture (6-1) most recently competed for Strikeforce, winning his last four fights. There was some discussion concerning his UFC career after his father signed a contract with Spike TV to work with Bellator MMA’s upcoming reality series.
Pearson (14-6) is a former winner of The Ultimate Fighter. He is 6-3 in his UFC career.