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Edson Barboza vs. Ross Pearson Added to UFC 134 Fight Card on Aug. 27 in Brazil

A lightweight matchup between undefeated Brazilian Edson Barboza and The Ultimate Fighter 9 winner Ross Pearson has joined the UFC 134 fight card on August 27 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the UFC announced Tuesday.

Barboza (8-0) topped WEC vet Anthony Njokuani in the “Fight of the Night” at UFC 128 after winning his Octagon debut in November, while the U.K.’s Pearson (12-4) has won 4 of 5 since winning TUF 9 in 2009, including a February win over Spencer Fisher.

Previously dubbed “UFC: Rio,” UFC 134 is headlined by UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami and also includes a rematch between former champs Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Forrest Griffin.

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