Round 1: Robertson lands an outside leg kick. He steps in with a right hand. Robertson changes levels and tries to get the fight to the ground. He gets it. Pierson works to get back to his feet but Robertson takes his back and applies a body triangle. He softens Pierson up with left hands. Pierson spins and escapes. Pierson presses Robertson against the cage and lands a knee to the body. They separate. Robertson lands a leg kick. Pierson lands a straight left hand. Robertson clinches and drags Pierson to the ground but Pierson gains top position. Robertson stands and they separate. Pierson lands his jab. He delivers a combination and lands a right hand. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Pierson.
Round 2: Pierson takes the center of the cage. Robertson lands a kick to the body. Robertson presses forward. Pierson lands a head kick and a left hand. Pierson goes to the body with a left hand. Robertson rushes in and lands a spinning back fist. Pierson answers with a combination. Pierson steps in with a straight left hand. Robertson answers with a kick to the body. Pierson fires off a head kick that lands and follows it up with a left hand. Robertson drops down and secures a takedown with two minutes remaining in the round. Pierson controls Robertson’s posture. Robertson delivers a right hand. Pierson lands from the bottom. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Pierson.
Round 3: They touch gloves to start the final round. Pierson takes the center of the cage. Robertson circles on the outside. Robertson lands a right hand. Pierson steps in and eats a big elbow that hurts him. Robertson pursues him and lands winging punches. Pierson changes levels and works for a single leg takedown. Robertson stuffs it and goes for a d’arce choke. Pierson spins out but Robertson takes his back. Robertson lands short shots to the side of Pierson’s head. He flattens Pierson out. Robertson continues to pepper Pierson with short punches. Robertson remains on Pierson’s back. He works for a choke. Pierson reverses him. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Robertson.
The judges score the fight for Pierson by majority decision. The scorecards read 29-28, 29-28, and 28-28.