Pierson Gets New Opponent at UFC 129
After a brain hemorrhage has forced Brian Foster out of his bout with rising Canadian welterweight prospect Sean Pierson. Jake Ellenberger will step in on just two weeks notice to take on Pierson in hostile territory in front of 55,000 Canadian fans at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
This will be Pierson’s second outing in the UFC after a Unanimous Decison win over former Ultimate Fighter competitior Matt Riddle at UFC 124 in Montreal. A contest which Dana White called “the real fight of the night”
Ellenberger brings a 3-1 record in the Octagon into this bout and is coming off three straight wins over Mike Pyle, John Howard and Carlos Eduardo Rocha respectively following a loss to former WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit in his UFC debut.