Guillard vs Pearson rematch officially rebooked for London on March 8

Ross Pearson and Melvin Guillard
The rematch between Ross Pearson and Melvin Guillard has been set for London in March.
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Melvin Guillard and Ross Pearson will hopefully finish their fight when the pair of lightweights rematch at the upcoming UFC Fight Night card taking place in London, England on March 8, 2014.

The two originally faced off in October, but a knee strike from Guillard that was deemed illegal forced a brief stoppage in the contest. During the pause in action to allow Pearson time to recover, doctors checked a large, nasty cut he suffered on his forehead and because of the deep laceration they stopped the bout from continuing.

The fight was ruled a no-contest but the fighters both agreed to an immediate rematch as soon as the bout was over.

Now UFC officials have rebooked the bout for March 8 in London to finish what the fighters started in their first bout that took place in Manchester, England.

The main event for the card will pit light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson against undefeated prospect and local British fighter Jimi Manuwa. Guillard vs. Pearson enjoyed a co-main event slot for their last bout, but as of now the UFC hasn't deemed if the rematch will get the same placement on the card or not.

More bouts for the UFC Fight Night card in England are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

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