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UFC Fight Night 29 live blog: Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Pierce

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Rousimar Palhares will try to end a two-fight skid at UFC Fight Night 29.
Rousimar Palhares will try to end a two-fight skid at UFC Fight Night 29.
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This is the UFC Fight Night 29 live blog for Rousimar Palhares vs. Mike Pierce, a weltermweight bout at Wednesday's UFC event at the Ginasio Jose Correa in Barueri, Brazil.

Palhares, who has won three of his past five fights, will face Pierce, who has won four straight fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC Fight Night 29 live blog below.


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Round 1: Keith Peterson is the third man. Here we go. They touch them up.Pierce right to work, with punches and a takedown. Not afraid of the ground, apparently. But now Palhares drops to the ground and grabs a leg lock and torques, and Pierce immediately taps! Wow. That was quick and decisive. Pierce was tapping for a long time there, even slapping at Peterson to tell Palhares to ease off him. When Palhares got up, Pierce held his left leg. That was some massive, focused strength from Palhares.

UFC Fight Night 29 results: Rousimar Palhares def. Mike Pierce via submission (ankle lock) at :31 of R1.

Round 2:

Round 3: