Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Pierce Added to UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil

Rousimar Palhares UFC on Versus 3A welterweight contest between Rousimar Palhares and Mike Pierce has been added to the UFC Fight Night 29 fight card slated for Oct. 9 in Barueri, Brazil.

UFC officials added the bout on Thursday.

Palhares (14-5) has his back against the wall heading into this fight. He is coming off of back-to-back losses to Hector Lombard and Alan Belcher. The Brazilian is also coming off of a nine-month suspension for testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone following the loss to Lombard.

Pierce (17-5), however, is on a hot streak, winning his four most recent fights. He most recently defeated David Mitchell at UFC 162 in May, and is now knocking on the door of a Top 10 ranking.

A welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Jake Shields headlines the Oct. 9 fight card at Jose Correa Gymnasium.

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