Palhares c'mon down to the WW division!
I like this fight a lot, I think Pierce will send Palhares his walking papers...
They can't possibly put this on the prelim portion of the card?? Can they, I see 7 strong fights for a 6 fight main card.
Welterweight bout: Demian Maia vs Jake Shields
Welterweight bout: Erick Silva vs Dong Hyun Kim
Featherweight bout: Rony Jason vs Jeremy Stephens
Light Heavyweight bout: Thiago Silva vs Matt Hamill
Light Heavyweight bout: FŠbio Maldonado vs Joey Beltran
Bantamweight bout: Raphael AssunÁ„o vs TJ Dillashaw
Welterweight bout: Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Pierce
Featherweight bout: Hacran Dias vs Rodrigo Damm
Flyweight bout: Iliarde Santos vs Chris Cariaso
"Itís a wrestilng vs. jiu-jitsu match in Barueri, Brazil.
Mike Pierce looks to extend his winning streak to five when he faces dangerous grappler Rousimar Palhares at UFC Fight Night 29 on Oct. 9. Sources close to the situation confirmed the match-up to MMAFighting.com. Lance! first reported the bout.
Pierce, 32, returns to the Octagon three months after dominating David Mitchell at UFC 162, stopping "Daudi" with punches in the second round. It was Pierceís eight knockout win in MMA, the second during his four-fight winning streak.
Palhares, one year older than Pierce, makes his welterweight debut after back-to-back TKO losses to Alan Belcher and Hector Lombard. He also had a positive test for elevated testosterone levels in his drug test after losing to Lombard. The losses snapped his three-fight winning streak, which included submission victories over David Branch and Mike Massenzio."