Guillard vs Pearson rematch officially rebooked for London on March 8

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,


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.