Round 1: They touch gloves and quickly move to the clinch position. Simpson lands a knee to the body. They exchange hooks to the body before separating. Simpson lands his jab. Pierce lands a right hand. Simpson moves in with an uppercut. Pierce works to get the fight to the ground. He presses Simpson against the fence. They pepper each other with short shots to the body and head. Simpson landing knees to the body. Simpson switches stances. Pierce moves forward and Simpson lands a right hand that hurts Pierce. Pierce grabs a leg and works for a single leg takedown. Simpson makes him pay by landing uppercuts. Simpson lands a big knee. They separate and Simpson delivers a lead uppercut. Simpson drops down and slams Pierce to the canvas. Simpson works to take his back. He takes Pierce’s back. Pierce rolls and Simpson has the mount position. The round ends. MMAWekly scores the round 10-9 for Simpson.
Round 2: Pierce takes the center of the cage. Simpson moves in with a right hand and eats a counter right hand that knocks him out. Pierce comes from behind and wins by knockout.
The official time of the knockout was :29 of the second round.