mike-pierce-10.jpgA welterweight bout between Mike Pierce (16-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) and David Mitchell (12-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is the latest fight targeted for July’s UFC 162 event.

Sources close to the event confirmed the planned matchup with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

UFC 162 takes place July 6 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and Facebook.

It’s not clear where Pierce vs. Mitchell will be situated on the lineup.

Pierce recently joined MMAjunkie.com Radio and campaigned for fights with either Jake Ellenberger or Robbie Lawler. Both, though, ended up getting other matchups, and so, too, has Pierce.

The 32-year-old wrestler is riding a three-fight win streak with victories over Carlos Eduardo Rocha, Aaron Simpson and Seth Baczynski. In fact, Pierce, who’s ranked No. 12 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie.com MMA welterweight rankings, is 4-1 over his past five fights, and the lone defeat came via split decision to perennial contender Josh Koscheck.

Mitchell, a veteran of the Tachi Palace Fights promotion, made his UFC debut in 2010 but then suffered back-to-back losses to T.J. Waldburger and Paulo Thiago. However, the California-based fighter, who’s fought sporadically due to injuries and late scratches, likely saved his job and got back in the win column with a decision victory over Simeon Thoresen in January.

The latest UFC 162 card includes:

* – Not officially announced

For the latest on UFC 162, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Mike Pierce)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

BJ Penn's UFC Hall of Fame Speech (Fight Night Phoenix Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 13 days ago
  • 24 views

Check out former two-division UFC champion BJ Penn's Hall of Fame speech from July of 2015. He returns to the Octagon at UFC Phoenix on Jan. 15. read news >>

Brock Lesnar Suspended 1 Year by USADA for Doping: Latest Details and Reaction

  • 17 days ago
  • 11 views

Brock Lesnar's brief return to the UFC last July has cost him once again, as the former heavyweight champion has been suspended for one year by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Per Marc read news >>

Citing need for family time, UFC Fight Pass executive Eric Winter leaves UFC

  • a day ago
  • 17 views

Eric Winter joined the UFC in July 2015 to spearhead the promotion’s online digital network. Now, he’s departing the company to spend more time with his family.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Michael Bisping Sidelined by Knee Surgery | MMAWeekly.com

  • a day ago
  • 56 views

The UFC's dearth of pay-per-view headlining title fights continues, as middleweight champion Michael Bisping looks to be sidelined until late spring. read news >>

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson Talk About Nurmagomedov' $200K Offer (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • a day ago
  • 53 views

Leading up to their UFC 209 bout being signed, Khabib Nurmagomedov offered Tony Ferguson $200,000 to take the fight. read news >>

UFC 209 title fights about best vs. the best

  • 2 days ago
  • 5 views

At UFC 209, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley defends his title against No. 1-ranked Stephen Thompson. Also, No. 1-ranked lightweight Khabib Nuramgomedov meets No. 2-ranked Tony Ferguson for th read news >>

Dear Bellator: Thanks for Making the Fights That the UFC Shouldn't

  • a day ago
  • 346 views

Saturday night in Inglewood, California, a legend will make his walk one last time while another will return to make it for the first time in three years at Bellator 170. Tito Ortiz, he of the flamin read news >>

Ovince Saint Preux gets new opponent – UFC's first Switzerland native – for UFC Fight Night 104

  • a day ago
  • 30 views

Ovince Saint Preux has a new opponent for next month’s UFC Fight Night 104 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Newcomer Jeremy Kimball gets late-notice fight at UFC on FOX 23

  • a day ago
  • 10 views

Former Bellator fighter and Colorado native Jeremy Kimball has scored a spot on next week’s UFC lineup in Denver.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Porn, Pain and Donald Trump: The Rebirth of Mixed Martial Arts Legend Tito Ortiz

  • a day ago
  • 6 views

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz can remember the day his life changed. March 21, 2013 was remarkable for many reasons, but mostly because he didn't sit alone in his bed and cry. That read news >>