It’s the Pierson Story at UFC 158
Pierson (13-6) enters the bout on a two fight win streak having defeated Jake Hecht and Lance Benoist. ’The Punisher’ is 3-2 in his five UFC fights and hopes to continue his win streak in the city where he recorded his debut UFC win over Matt Riddle.
Pierson’s opponent will be one time Welterweight title contender Rick Story (14-6). Story is 7-4 in the UFC and at one time won six consecutive bouts during which he defeated the likes of Thiago Alves and Johny Hendricks. Since the streak, Story has struggled and has won only a single fight in his last four UFC contests.
Pierson joins fellow Canadian 170lb fighters Georges St-Pierre, Rory MacDonald, Jordan Mein, and new Welterweight Patrick Cote on the UFC 158 card.