Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Pierce Added to UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil

MMA Weekly

A welterweight contest between Rousimar Palhares and Mike Pierce has been added to the UFC Fight Night 29 fight card slated for Oct. 9 in Barueri, Brazil.

UFC officials added the bout on Thursday.

Palhares (14-5) has his back against the wall heading into this fight. He is coming off of back-to-back losses to Hector Lombard and Alan Belcher. The Brazilian is also coming off of a nine-month suspension for testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone following the loss to Lombard.

Pierce (17-5), however, is on a hot streak, winning his four most recent fights. He most recently defeated David Mitchell at UFC 162 in May, and is now knocking on the door of a Top 10 ranking.

A welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Jake Shields headlines the Oct. 9 fight card at Jose Correa Gymnasium.

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