As part of the UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami fight card, lightweights Edson Barboza and Ross Pearson will square off on the pay-per-view portion of this card. Senior Editor for MMA at SB Nation (http://mma.sbnation.com) makes the case this is Barboza's fight to lose.
The lightweight Edson Barboza is known for his aggressive kickboxing attack and Ross Pearson has slick boxing but will have to get it on the inside to be effective. Pearson is 3-1 in the UFC and Barboza is undefeated and coming off a big win over Anthony Njokuani at UFC 128. Pearson came in off a win over Spencer Fisher at UFC 127.
Pearson had reeled off a 3 fight winning streak in the UFC before getting TKO'd by Cole Miller at UFC Live: Marquardt vs. Palhares in Austin, TX.
UFC 134 marks the promotion's return to Brazil after a 13 year absence. The fights are in front of a 15,000 person sell out crowd.