The lightweights trade early, but Pearson soon changes levels and muscles Fisher into the fence, then to the floor. Fisher gets right back up, though. The fighters trade single shots and Pearson is getting off quicker. Fisher stuffs a long takedown attempt and ties up Pearson’s head. Nothing comes of it and Pearson stands. Fisher connects with a straight left, but Pearson answers with a sharp combo and a kick to Fisher’s lead leg. Pearson, ducking and slipping punches from Fisher, lands a knee up the middle, then catches a kick and brings his man down. Pearson working from half-guard down the stretch -- not throwing much, but working. He finishes the fight on top.
Official scores: The judges’ cards read 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28 for the winner by unanimous decision, Ross Pearson.