Simpson dropped down to 170lbs after spending his MMA career fighting at middleweight, and showed a successful return with a win over Kenny Robertson at UFC on Fuel 4 in July.
Now the former Arizona State All-American faces another tough wrestler looking to build momentum in the division.
Mike Pierce has been asking matchmaker Joe Silva for a list of Brazilian opponents, but he’ll get stuck with a fellow American this time.
As outspoken as they come, Pierce has backed up his mouth with solid wins in the UFC, most recently picking up a decision win over Carlos Eduardo Rocha in June.
The two welterweights will now square off as a part of the upcoming UFC on FX 5 show in Minneapolis on Oct 5.
The UFC’s summer return to Dallas is officially jam packed, with two bouts added to UFC 211, including one replacement, bringing the card to 14 fights total. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
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A featherweight bout featuring an unbeaten New Yorker is the latest addition to the UFC’s debut show on Long Island.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
The oft-rumored signing of Dutch kickboxing standout Gokhan Saki has come to fruition.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Gegard Mousasi still has not signed a new UFC contract, and from his tone, it doesn’t appear the UFC middleweight contender is happy with what’s been offered.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
The saga between UFC women’s strawweight Angela Magana and top featherweight Cristiane Justino continues to build. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>