Pearson's a beast when he's not being an idiot and slugging bombs. His head movement when he actually remembers he can move his head is some of the best in the sport. Unfortunately he can be dragged into brawls quite easily when he does get hit. When he fights smart and tight, he's a hard man to beat and tough for anyone at 155. He's got pretty good TDD as well and a solid Judo base.
I think he wins this fairly handily.
Pearson has some of the best striking I've ever seen in MMA...When he's on. If only he didnt forego his outstanding technique to just slug it out, he'd have won a fair amount of the fights that he's lost.
I don't understand how people can underestimate his striking so much.
And I'd definitely take him to beat Noons, who's never impressed me as a striker.