Fans of the striking aspect of mixed martial arts rejoice.

On Friday, it was revealed the UFC is looking to book the lightweight contest between standout striker Ross Pearson and Paul Felder for the upcoming UFC 191 care in September.  The news came from an undisclosed source inside one of the fighter’s camps. The MMA Corner’s Jeremy Kump later confirmed the news.

Pearson (17–9), winner of other ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter, will also be looking to get back into the win column after dropping adecision to fellow UFC veteran Evan Dunham at UFC Fight Night 72. Prior to this setback, ‘The Real Deal’ walked away with knockout of Sam Stout at UFC 185, rebounding from his own knockout loss to Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night 55. He will enter this bout with 12 career stoppage wins, including seven by way of knockout, and a UFC record of 9-5.

Felder (10-1) will be looking to pick to bounce back from his first professional loss after dropping a unanimous decision to Edson Barboza at UFC on FOX 16 in July. Prior to this setback, ‘The Irish Dragon’ scored a violent spinning fast fist knockout over Danny Castillo at UFC 182 in December, earning a Performance of the Night bonus. He will enter this bout with seven career stoppage wins, all of which came by way of knockout.

UFC 191 is currently set to take place on Sept. 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson will serve as the headlining act.

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