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UFC On Fox: Mike Pierce Vs. Paul Bradley

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Round 1: They touch gloves and Pierce immediately takes to the center of the cage, getting in Bradley’s face. Pierce backs Bradley onto the cage and lands a good left on the break. Bradley lands a good left. Pierce backs off of his bullrush and looks to be picking his spots more carefully. He’s denied on a takedown. Pierce lands a right hand flush on Bradley’s jaw. Good jab-leg kick for Pierce. Bradley lunges in with a volley of punches and eats a right hand to deliver a left. Good Superman punch by Bradley. Bradley drives through and takes Pierce down, but Pierce pops back to his feet. Bradley is leaning on Pierce against the cage now, but separates and lands a left hand. Pierce closes the distance now, landing a nice body shot from the clinch. They trade hard knees.

FightLine scores the round 10-10

Round 2: Bradley touches Pierce with a few punches. Pierce moves in behind some punches of his own before closing the distance. Bradley lands a good knee and a left hook on the break. Pierce with a knee. Pierce shoots for another takedown and is denied. Pierce with a pair of jabs, then he closes the distance again. Pierce starting to turn up the pace, keeping Bradley on his heels by firing hard punches. Pierce presses Bradley into the fence, but can’t hold him there. Pierce defends a takedown easily. Bradley landing some counters as Pierce moves in, Pierce lands a good punch-kick combo and keeps up the pressure until the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pierce

Round 3: Pierce comes out hard, landing a flurry. Bradley gets in a nice punch or two before closing the gap. They break and Bradley shoots for the takedown; Pierce sprawls out of it deftly, but they stay tied up on the feet. The ref breaks them after a period of inactivity. Pierce with a good combo, then gets countered by Bradley. Pierce with a left-right-inside leg kick. Bradley hits a takedown in the center of the cage. Pierce hammerfisting and elbowing Bradley as he works for the takedown in the center of the cage. Pierce fights free. With over thirty seconds to go, the two trade slow lefts repeatedly. Pierce lands a lead uppercut. They start to throw down as the clock winds down and Pierce gets in a few more hard shots.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Pierce

Mike Pierce defeated Paul Bradley via split decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)