Spencer Fisher (24-6) enters the bout following a controversial decision win over Curt Warburton at UFC 120. Prior to that "The King" was in the midst of a two-fight skid. Fisher has always been known for his fan-friendly, striking style. He always seems to content to stand and trade with anyone in the lightweight division.
The British Pearson (11-4) is fresh off the heels of his first loss within the UFC, a submission to Cole Miller. The Ultimate Fighter season 9 winner had reeled off three straight wins inside the promotion. Pearson has also fancied himself a striker during his MMA career, which should lead to an exciting affair between the two.
The bout was already scheduled to be shown on ESPN in the United Kingdom.
Gustafsson (10-1) will enter the Octagon as one of the hottest prospects in the 205 pound division. He showed an amazing all-around game when he out-struck, out-grappled and out-wrestled kickboxer Cyrille Diabate at UFC 120. His only loss came in a riveting affair at UFC 112 against Phil Davis. After stuffing the wrestlers takedowns for almost the entirety of the first round, Gustafsson was choked out with five seconds remaining in the round.
Te Huna (12-4) looks to have the hometown crowd behind him when he steps inside the Octagon in Australia. He was successful in his promotional debut during the last Australian card when he defeated Igor Pokrajac via TKO. Te Huna was scheduled to fight at UFC 120 but was forced to withdraw due to an injury.
The Ion broadcast for UFC 125 drew 829,000 viewers.