A welterweight bout between two stand-out wrestlers has been added to the UFC on FX 5 fight card at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN.
Aaron Simpson (12-3) will fight at 170-pounds for the second time when he takes on Mike Pierce (14-5) in what is expected to be a highly competitive welterweight affair.
MMAFighting.com passed along news of the match up.
Simpson was last seen at UFC on FUEL TV 4 where he defeated Kenny Robertson by unanimous decision. It was the first fight at welterweight for “A-Train” after fighting his whole career in the middleweight division. The 38-year-old had been campaigning for a fight against Jon Fitch, but that match up is on hold for now as both Fitch and Simpson are scheduled for upcoming fights.
Pierce is coming off a unanimous decision win against Carlos Eduardo Rocha at UFC on FX 3 last June. The 31-year-old is 6-3 under the UFC banner and has gone the distance in his last four bouts, two of which he lost by split decision.
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