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UFC's Ross Pearson arrested on DUI charge

In this handout image provided by the Las

In this handout image provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, UFC fighter Ross Pearson is seen in a police booking photo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pearson was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. (April 29, 2012) (Credit: Las Vegas Police Dept.)

Ross Pearson, a UFC fighter and former winner of its reality competion "The Ultimate Fighter," was arrested early Sunday morning in Las Vegas on the suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Pearson is in Las Vegas to help UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz coach this season of "The Ultimate Fighter." This season is filmed week-of and the fights air live Friday night on FX.

Pearson, who used to fight at lightweight but has since dropped to featherweight, is scheduled to fight Cub Swanson on June 22 at UFC on FX 4.

Tags: ross pearson , tuf 9 , the ultimate fighter

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