Now that UFC on FX 3 finally has a home – the BankAtlantic Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – the June 8 fight card is filling up fast.
The latest addition to the UFC on FX 3 event is a welterweight bout between Sean Pierson and Jake Hecht.
“Hey Guys. It’s now Official. My next UFC event will be FX3 & I will take on Jake Hecht in Ft Lauderdale Florida June 8th!!!” Pierson wrote on his official Twitter account on Friday.
Pierson (11-6) emerged victorious in his UFC debut in December of 2010, but has since dropped back-to-back bouts to Jake Ellenberger and Dong Hyun Kim. Three consecutive losses don’t bode well for anyone in the Octagon, so Pierson’s back is against the wall with this fight.
Hecht (11-3) is 1-1 in the UFC, losing to T.J. Waldburger at UFC on FX 2 in March of this year. He’ll try to bounce back against Pierson, hoping to return to the winning ways that put him on a four-fight streak prior to his most recent faltering.
The flyweight semifinal rematch between Ian McCall and Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson is expected to headline the UFC on FX 3 fight card on June 8 in Ft. Lauderdale.