By Jamie McAllister
Mike Pierce and Carlos Eduardo Rocha squared off at UFC on FX 3: Johnson vs. McCall II last weekend.
The bout was dominated by Mike Pierce both in the stand-up and grappling exchanges, Rocha’s corner men stated to their fighter Pierce was ahead and Rocha needed the finish in the final round.
Two judges scored the bout (30-27) in favour of Pierce however one of the judges scored the bout (30-27) Rocha. This resulted in the bout being scored a split-decision in favor of Pierce.
However UFC officials cleared up the situation via the UFC official twitter account.
UFC on FX3 update – judge scored for the wrong corner in Pierce vs. Rocha, @MikePierce170 won a UD, not SD
— UFC (@ufc) June 13, 2012
The bout now recorded as a unanimous decision victory for Mike Pierce as the judge who scored it incorrectly cleared up the situation.