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.
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
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