UFC 158 St Pierre vs Diaz PosterUFC officials have been hard at work on the fight cards for the first quarter of 2013, the latest addition being a welterweight bout between Sean Pierson and Rick Story on the fight card already chalk full of 170-pounders.

Canadian officials for the promotion announced the new UFC 158 addition on Tuesday.

A former Toronto police officer, Pierson (13-6) has been fighting off and on since 1999. He finally made his way to the Octagon in late 2010, winning his debut fight for the organization, before stumbling with back-to-back losses in 2011.

2012, however, was a good year for Pierson, who won unanimous decisions over both Jake Hecht and Lance Benoist, and he hopes to keep the momentum rolling into the New Year.

Taking on Story (14-6), he faces a man with his back against the wall.

Story, in 2010 and 2011, was rocketing towards a title shot, winning six straight fights, even defeating the likes of Thiago Alves and current top welterweight contender Johny Hendricks.

He ran into a brick will, however, losing consecutive bouts to Charlie Brenneman and Martin Kampmann. He has since won a decision over Brock Jardine, but followed that up with a loss to Demian Maia late last year.

In short, Story needs a victory if he wants to ensure his UFC tenure.

Pierson vs. Story is one of no less than six welterweight bouts currently slated for the UFC 158 fight card on March 16 in Montreal.

The main event features Georges St-Pierre putting his belt on the line against Nick Diaz. If Diaz falls back into past bad habits, not doing what the UFC requires for public relations or fight promotion, they intend to be more than prepared for  someone else to be ready to step into the main event and keep the fight alive.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for more UFC 158 news as the fight card develops.

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

Related News

Erick Silva vs. Rick Story expected to main event UFC Fight Night 70 in Brazil

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

Ask and you shall receive. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight heartthrob Erick Silva will try to make it three straight wins for the first time under the ZUFFA banner when he collides read news >>

Rick Story vs. Erick Silva to headline UFC Fight Night 70 in Brazil

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

A welterweight bout between Rick Story and Erick Silva will headline UFC Fight Night 70, which also serves as the live finale for “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4.”Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

Erick Silva vs. Rick Story headlines Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 Finale in June

  • 24 days ago
  • 3 views

Rick Story will headline his second UFC card in a row when he faces Brazilian welterweight Erick Silva. Silva and Story are set to battle in a five-round main event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 27. read news >>

Bellator 138: 'Shamrock vs. Slice' fight card adds two new fights

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 views

The big "Shamrock vs. "Slice" event just added two new fights with local flavor to enhance the under card. Two more matches for Bellator 138: "Unfinished Business," which will take place inside Scott read news >>

ONE Championship to crown inaugural 115-pound male champ on May 22

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 views

ONE Championship will crown its first 115-pound male champion on May 22, officials recently announced.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News read news >>

UFC Officials Will Go to Calgary If Late-Year New York Card Doesn't Happen

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

It's always good to have a Plan B. Nowhere does that philosophy make more sense than when you're pinning your future hopes to politicians and cage fighters. So it's a wise move by the UFC to plan a c read news >>

George St-Pierre UFC 186 scrum video

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

Georges St-Pierre talks about cornering Rory MacDonald, his fighting future, meeting with UFC officials, the Reebok deal and more read news >>

Bellator 140 adds Chris Honeycutt vs. Paul Bradley to 'Lima vs. Koreshkov' on July 17

  • 29 days ago
  • 0 views

Another day, another card, and another intriguing Bellator fight is signed. Chris "The Cutt" Honeycutt will take on "The Gentleman" Paul Bradley at Bellator MMA's "Lima vs. Koreshkov" card on July 17 read news >>

Erick Silva vs. Rick Story reportedly to headline TUF: Brazil 4 finale card in Sao Paulo

  • 29 days ago
  • 3 views

Welterweights Erick Silva and Rick Story will reportedly pose as the main event of the evening on June 27th in Sao Paulo for the TUF: Brazil finale card. A clash of welterweight veterans will reporte read news >>