Junior Assunção asked for it, and UFC agreed. The Brazilian fighter, who returned to the cage with a win over Eddie Yagin, called out the ‘Ultimate Fighter' winner Ross Pearson, and the fight is set to UFC 141, on December 30, Las Vegas.
"I don't like this fight for a long time", Junior told TATAME, delivering the news in first hand. Assunção is riding a 7-win streak, and Pearson comes from a close decision loss to Edson Barboza Junior, at UFC Rio.
UFC 141 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 30th. This will be the first UFC event to take place on a Friday rather than a Saturday.
UFC 141 fight card:
Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs. Brock Lesnar
Lightweight: Junior Assuncao vs. Ross Pearson
Light Heavyweight: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
Welterweight: Dong Hyun Kim vs. Sean Pierson
Welterweight: Johny Hendricks vs. Jon Fitch
Lightweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Nate Diaz
Lightweight: T.J. Grant vs. Jacob Volkmann