Ross Pearson and Francisco Trinaldo will lock horns this January at UFC Fight Night 81, the promotion confirmed recently.
Set for January 17 from Boston’s TD Garden, the FOX Sports 1 main card features T.J. Dillashaw defending his bantamweight belt against Dominick Cruz.
Pearson (18-9), a former Ultimate Fighter winner, has won 10 of 16 overall bouts inside the Octagon. Trinaldo (18-4), meanwhile, sports an 8-3 record with the UFC.
Below is the current lineup:
UFC Bantamweight Championship
T.J. Dillashaw (c) vs. Dominick Cruz
Lightweight: Anthony Pettis vs. Eddie Alvarez
Heavyweight: Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione
Middleweight: Tim Boetsch vs. Ed Herman
Lightweight: Ross Pearson vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Featherweight: Jimy Hettes vs. Charles Rosa
Lightweight: Paul Felder vs. Daron Cruickshank
Welterweight: Patrick Cote vs. Ben Saunders
Light Heavyweight: Sean O’Connell vs. Ilir Latifi