Mike Pierce vs. Paul Bradley
Round 1: Pierce pushing the pace right away. They clinch and Pierce lands a left hook on the break. Bradley lands a left hook. Bradley moving well on the outside. He moves in and lands a combination. Pierce clinches but the quickly separate. Outside leg kick landed by Pierce. Pierce lands a solid right hand. Pierce lands another outside leg kick off his jab. Bradley pushes forward landing a left hook. Bradley throws a superman punch that’s blocked. Bradley ducks under a punch and gets a takedown. Pierce gets back to his feet but Bradley has his back. He gets free and they’re back in the center of the Octagon. Pierce lands a nice hook to the body. Close round. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Pierce.
Round 2: Pierce lands an inside leg kick that’s checked. Pierce moves forward with a hook and gets hit with one in the process. They clinch and Bradley lands a hook on the break. They clinch again and Pierce works soem dirty boxing before they separated. Pierce shoots in for a takedown and Bradley stuffs it. Pierce lands a stiff jab and drives Bradley to the cage. They exchange knees to the body from the clinch. Back at distance, Bradley lands a right hand. Bradley shoot and gets a takedown but Pierce immediately gets back up. Bradley picks up the pace but it’s Pierce moving forward. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Pierce.
Round 3: The pace picks up. Pierce throws a flurry. They clinch and Bradley lands a knee to the body. They separate. Pierce lands a right hand and Bradley answers with a counter hook. Stiff jab by Pierce lands. Bradley shoots in for a double leg takedown but Pierce fends it off. They clinch and before long the referee separates them. Pierce throws a combination and Bradley lands a counter left hand. Inside leg kick lands by Pierce. Bradley secures a takedown with 90 seconds remaining. Pierce lands hammer fists from the bottom. Pierce works his way back up. Pierce lands an uppercut. They exchange and Pierce lands a left hand. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Pierce.
The judges score the fight a split decision for Mike Pierce (28-29, 30-27, 29-28).