A welterweight match-up between former Toronto police officer Sean Pierson (13-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and T.J. Waldburger (16-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has been added to the upcoming UFC 161 card set for June 15 in Winnipeg, Canada.
After a disappointing 1-2 start to begin his UFC career, Sean Pierson has since reeled off back-to-back victories over Lance Benoist and Jake Hecht. Pierson was initially slated to fight at this month’s UFC 158 event in Montreal, but an injury forced him to withdraw from a planned bout with Rick Story.
Pierson now meets Waldburger, who has gone 3-1 in his past four octagon appearances. T.J. has earned two “Submission of the Night” bonuses thus far in his UFC career, submitting Nick Catone and Mike Stumpf in the process.
UFC 161 takes place June 15 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg and marks the promotion’s first visit to the Manitoba province in Canada. The event is headlined by an interim bantamweight title fight between Renan Barao and challenger Eddie Wineland.
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