The “Stun Gun” will get a chance to bounce back from his first professional defeat this December when the UFC makes a pit stop in Las Vegas for UFC 141 with 35-year old Canadian Sean Pierson standing in his way.
Though the bout hasn’t been officially announced yet, Dong Hyun Kim‘s clash with Pierson was revealed to MMATraining.com from a source close to the situation.
Kim is 14-1-1 with his undefeated record being laid to waste by Carlos Condit in July at UFC 132. The popular South Korean has beaten a number of notable adversaries during his time in the UFC including past wins over Matt Brown, Amir Sadollah, and Nate Diaz.
Pierson will also be looking to right his professional ship on December 30 after being knocked out by Jake Ellenberger at UFC 129 this past April. He holds an overall record of 11-5 with ten stoppages including six TKOs and four submissions.
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MMATraining Take: Pierson might be a finisher but Kim should be an extremely tough draw and I’d be shocked if Pierson pulls off the upset. However, he should enter the bout extremely motivated given the level of opposition and gravity of the situation. After all, if Pierson’s UFC record drops to 1-2, at 35-years old it’s likely he’ll not only get released but never compete in the Octagon again.