Ross Pearson's UFC explosive power workout 2

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Since the UFC and WEC merged last year, the UFC's lightweight division has become the promotion's most bloated category. And it's something they're remedying by being more ruthless about cutting fighters.

Lose two fights on the bounce and you're more than likely to get your marching orders so, following his loss to Cole Miller at UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares in September 2010, it was crucial that UK lightweight Ross Pearson won his next fight at UFC 127 in February 2011.

After a tentative start, he put on a display of explosive takedowns and pinpoint punching to earn a decision over wily US veteran Spencer Fisher. Here's one of the workouts he used to prepare for the bout.

There's a new Ross Pearson workout in every issue of Men's Fitness. You can subscribe to it here and download a digital version of the mag here.

Nick Hutchings worked for Men’s Fitness UK, which predated, and then shared a website with, Coach. Nick worked as digital editor from 2008 to 2011, head of content until 2014, and finally editor-in-chief until 2015.