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MMA Crossfire – Ross Pearson faces Gray Maynard Aug 16th due to Trujillo injury

The UFC announced today lightweight Abel Trujillo suffered an injury, forcing him out of his match with Ross Pearson at the UFC Fight Night card August 16th. Pearson will instead face Gray Maynard, who was originally fighting Brazilian Fabricio Camoes, who will be moved to another card. Welcome back to The Crossfire. MMA Crossfire

Abel Trujillo
Abel Trujillo reacts after his knockout victory over Jamie Varner in their lightweight fight at the UFC 169 event inside the Prudential Center on February 1, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Pearson is coming off a controversial loss to Diego Sanchez back at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs Khabilov in June.

Ross Pearson
Diego Sanchez punches Ross Pearson in their lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at Tingley Coliseum on June 7, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Maynard is looking to rebound from back-to-back TKO losses to Nate Diaz and TJ Grant.

Gray Maynard
Gray Maynard punches Nate Diaz in their lightweight fight during The Ultimate Fighter season 18 live finale inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 30, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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