UFC Fight Night 30    October 26, 2013
Melvin Guillard
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BREAKDOWN

As much respect as Ross Pearson garners in his profession, the truth is that thus far, a signature win has proven elusive. Does he get it here against Melvin Guillard? Pearson is a technical, gritty, durable lightweight. He has improved in all areas in recent years, but when push comes to shove, he is a pressure-oriented boxer who works best on the inside. Walking down Guillard is very difficult. He has an outstanding jab, which amazingly carries knockout power, and his footwork and head movement are phenomenal. You can track him to the fence, but he'll make you miss, and poof, dude is gone. He will swing wild on a haymaker, though, and if you can slip that and counter, you can hurt him.
-- Brett Okamoto

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