I think it will be a close fight either way. Pierce has a way of making any fight competitive, no matter what level of the opponent he is facing is.
Cutting Pierce if he loses would be ridiculous considering you could almost make a case for him being the number one contender if those extremely close decisions had gone his way.
Psalm 30:5 "For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
Top 3 Favorite Fighters
1. Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell
2. Glover Teixeira
3. Demian Maia