Round 1 - Pierce rushes forward with punches and drives into a takedown. Palhares immediately looks for a leg. Pierce pulls free and gets back to his feet, but Palhares pushes in and goes immediately for the leg again. He's working on the knee and then locks in the heel hook. Pierce taps, referee Keith Peterson jumps in, and this fight is over. Palhares holds it for a little moment extra, and the crowd goes wild, chanting his name.
Result: Rousimar Palhares def. Mike Pierce via submission (ankle hook) - Round 1, 0:31