Ross Pearson feels much more confident heading into Saturday’s co-main event fight with Ryan Couture at UFC on FUEL TV 9.

After trying to make a run at the 145-pound title, Pearson is back at lightweight – and feeling like it is a natural fit for him.

“I knew at 145 I couldn’t be the best Ross Pearson. I’m much happier at 155. My weight and diet, everything’s perfect. I train right up to the fight,” said Pearson, during a recent interview on The MMA Hour. “I could lift pre-camp, and being healthy, it’s just a much more natural weight for me. I’ll be turning up to fights 100 percent.”

Pearson, a former winner of The Ultimate Fighter, finished George Sotiropoulos to close out 2012, giving him alternating wins and losses in his last seven fights.

Pearson’s experience dwarfs that of Couture, but Couture has the last-name factor going on and that can always play a key factor in the fight game.