More welterweights have been added to UFC Fight Night 29. Mike Pierce will head into enemy territory to take on Rousimar Palhares in Brazil as Palhares makes his welterweight debut. Palhares dropped his last two fights against Alan Belcher and Hector Lombard and will now try his hand at 170 pounds. Palhares will have his hands full as Pierce is riding a four fight win streak going into the bout.
MMAfighting confirmed the bout. UFC Fight Night 29: Maia Vs Shields takes place October 9 in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The main event will be a welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Jake Shields. In the co main event, welterweights Erick Silva will take on Dong Hyun Kim.
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