On Friday Nov. 7, the UFC headed Down Under to bring fight fans everywhere UFC Fight Night 55, live from the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia. A lightweight matchup between a pair of TUF veterans in Ross Pearson and Al Iaquinta served as the co-main event.

Pearson was coming off an impressive second-round TKO victory over Gray Maynard at UFC Fight Night 47 in August. The TUF 9 winner entered this bout having gone unbeaten in four of his last five bouts, which included violent TKO victories over George Sotiropoulos and Ryan Couture.

Iaquinta, the TUF 15 runner-up, entered this bout having picked up wins in four of his last five UFC bouts. Prior to this fight with Pearson, the Serra-Longo product walked away with his fourth career knockout victory after turning off Rodrigo Damm’s lights in the third round of their UFC Fight Night 50 matchup.

The complete Pearson vs. Iaquinta highlight video can be found above.


Luke Rockhold def. Michael Bisping by submission (guillotine). Round 2, 0:57
Al Iaquinta def. Ross Pearson by TKO (punches) Round 2, 1:39.
Robert Whittaker def. Clint Hester by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 2:43.
Soa Palelei def. Walt Harris by TKO (punches). Round 2, 4:49.
Jake Matthews def. Vagner Rocha by submission (RNC). Round 2, 1:52
Anthony Perosh def. Guto Incocente by submission (RNC). Round 1, 3:46
Sam Alvey def. Dylan Andrews by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:16
Chris Clements def. Vik Grujic by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:06
Louis Smolka def. Richie Vaculik by TKO (head kick). Round 3, 0:18
Daniel Kelly def. Luke Zachrich by submission (kimura). Round 1, 4:27
Marcus Brimage def. Jumabieke Tuerxun by KO (head kick). Round 1, 2:58

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