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Simmering staredown for Pearson & Sotiropoulos

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Ross Pearson and George Sotiropoulos staredown

The ill-feeling between Ross Pearson and George Sotiropoulos was tangible as the fighters weighed in for the TUF Smashes Finale - which takes place on Friday.

Pearson readily admits he wants to smash Sotiropoulos, against whom he coached on the recent reality series. The pair exchanged several heated moments on the show, and another simmering staredown ensued at the weigh-ins.

All fighters on the card hit their marks ahead of the event in Australia, which will see two six-figure UFC contracts handed out.

Brad Scott carries British hopes in the welterweight competition against Robert Whittaker, while Northern Ireland's Norman Parke will meet England's Colin Fletcher at lightweight.

TUF Smashes Finale weigh-in results:
Ross Pearson (155) vs. George Sotiropoulos (155)
Brad Scott (171) vs. Robert Whittaker (170)
Colin Fletcher (155) vs. Norman Parke (155)
Hector Lombard (186) vs. Rousimar Palhares (186)
Chad Mendes (146) vs. Yaotzin Meza (145)
Joey Beltran (204) vs. Igor Pokrajac (205)
Seth Baczynski (170) vs. Mike Pierce (171)
Ben Alloway (171) vs. Manuel Rodriguez (171)
Brendan Loughnane (155) vs. Mike Wilkinson (155)
Cody Donovan (204) vs. Nick Penner (205)

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