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Mike Pierce-Rousimar Palhares Official For UFC Fight Night 29

Welterweights Mike Pierce and Rousimar Palhares are now officially booked for UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields in October.

Officials with the promotion confirmed the fight for October 9 from the Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. It will likely be part of the prelims.

Pierce (17-5) has posted an 8-2 mark in his last 10 fights. Palhares (14-5), meanwhile, is moving down to welterweight after losses to Alan Belcher and Hector Lombard.