Abel Trujillo (12-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) was suppose to fight Ross Pearson (15-7 MMA, 7-4 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 47, but Trujillo had to pull out of that fight and now Gray Maynard (11-3-1 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC) will step in to fight Pearson at the event.
Gray Maynard has two knockouts and nine decisions victories, he has been knocked out three times. He made his UFC debut way back in 2007 with a no contest fight against Robert Emerson. He won his next eight fights with wins over Dennis Siver, Frankie Edgar, Jim Miller, Roger Huerta, Nate Diaz and Kenny Florian. He fought to a draw against Frankie Edgar at UFC 125 – Resolution on Jan / 01 / 2011. They had their rematch, but lost via KO at UFC 136 – Edgar vs. Maynard 3 on Oct / 08 / 2011. He beat Clay Guida via split decision at UFC on FX 4 – Maynard vs. Guida on Jun / 22 / 2012. However, he lost his last two fights, he lost to T.J. Grant via TKO at UFC 160 – Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2 on May / 25 / 2013 and then Nate Diaz via TKO at UFC – The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale on Nov / 30 / 2013.
Ross Pearson (15-7) Has five knockouts, five submissions and five decision victories, while he has two knockouts, two submissions and two decision losses in his MMA career.
Prior to joining the UFC, he was on a one fight winning streak. He went through the Ultimate Fighter and on The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale in June / 20 / 2009, he beat Andre Winner via unanimous decision. In his last six fights, he is 3-2-1.
He beat Junior Assuncao via unanimous decision at UFC 141 – Lesnar vs. Overeem on Dec / 30 / 2011, but lost to Cub Swanson via knockout at UFC on FX 4 – Maynard vs. Guida on Jun / 22 / 2012. He then went on a two fight winning streak, he beat George Sotiropoulos via knockout at UFC on FX 6 – Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson on Dec / 15 / 2012 and then Ryan Couture via knockout at UFC on Fuel TV 9 – Mousasi vs. Latifi on Apr / 06 / 2013. His next fight ended in a NO contest due a knee to head on a grounded fighter against Melvin Guillard at UFC Fight Night – Machida vs. Munoz on Oct / 26 / 2013. Pearson is coming off a very controversial loss to Diego Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 42.
The headlined fight is Ryan Bader vs. Ovince Saint Preux.
UFC Fight Night 47 takes place Aug. 16 at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. The event will air on Fight Pass and Fox Sports 1. Tickets for the event currently are on sale.