Tonight's (Dec. 30, 2011) welterweight match up between Dong Hyun Kim and Sean Pierson at UFC 141 in Las Vegas, Nevada, will feature two Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters looking to rebound from knockout losses in their most most recent outings.
Kim was the recipient of one of the most brutal knockouts of 2011 when Carlos Condit pasted him with a first-round, flying knee knockout at UFC 132 back on Independence Day weekend. Pierson suffered a similar fate when he was violently knocked unconscious in the first round by Jake Ellenberger at UFC 129 in Toronto, Canada, on April 30.
Barring the dreaded draw, one of these two will be able to get back aboard the "win wagon" later this evening at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Who will it be?
Kim holds a very respectable record (5-1-1) during his stint with the world's most prestigious mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. The same cannot be said for Pierson, still a relative newcomer to the Octagon, who is even (1-1) thus far inside the Octagon.
As previously stated, both men are coming off devastating knockout losses. Neither wants to repeat history, but considering the styles involved and the urgency of the moment, it may very well happen again to one of these competitors.
Fans will get to see "The Stun Gun" take on "Pimp Daddy" during the Facebook "Prelims" portion of UFC 141. It will be the last time preliminary bouts are featured on Facebook, as the UFC's new deal with FOX will bring the entire fight cards to live television (FUEL TV) come 2012.
Recently, Pierson had to quit his job with the Toronto Police Force (for the time being, anyway), as his UFC career was seen to be interfering with his full-time duties as a law officer.
One thing is for sure: We should be in for a very exciting fight when Dong Hyun Kim squares off against Sean Pierson tonight in the Octagon.
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