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Ross Pearson Files Appeal To Overturn His Fight Against Diego Sanchez

Andrew Ravens

Ross Pearson

After Ross Pearson lost to Diego Sanchez this past Saturday at UFC 174 in a very controversial way, he has appealed that his fight against Sanchez be overturned.

The fight was scored Diego Sanchez def. Ross Pearson by split decision (30-27, 27-30, 29-28)

longtime Pearson training partner and cornerman Dean Amasinger said that Pearson is hoping for an overturn of the decision.

“I wrote a detailed explanation of why I thought it was unsatisfactory, (and) how we thought the rounds were scored,” Amasinger told MMAjunkie. “I put the details and links to the FightMetric stuff that we’d already been able to see because it was probably 14 minutes after the fight. I put what MMA journalists had put, where every single one of them had scored it toward Ross. My main grievance was the inconsistency of one judge being 30-27 toward Sanchez, which we just can’t see where that was from, and I even made the statement to (check the scorecards individually).

“They showed me the summary of the scorecards, but not the individual ones. I wanted to see if they put the individual ones to see if they actually put Sanchez, because I’ve heard of things where they actually put the wrong name. But they didn’t have that on hand to give to me, and I put that in the appeal that I wanted that to be checked, because it didn’t seem right.”

Ross Pearson (15-7-1) 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 five fights, he is 3-1-1.

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.

In his last fight, it 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.


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