Dong Hyun Kim vs. Sean Pierson Added to UFC 141

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The UFC's New Years Eve weekend show in Las Vegas, scheduled to be UFC 141, has a new welterweight match-up set between Dong Hyun Kim and Sean Pierson, as announced by the promotion this afternoon:

A welterweight showdown is on tap for December 30th, as South Korea's Dong Hyun Kim returns to the Octagon for what should be an exciting scrap with Canada's Sean Pierson.

"Two talented welterweights on the comeback trail will face off at UFC 141 when Sean Pierson takes on the ‘Stun Gun’ Dong Hyun Kim." said UFC President Dana White.

Kim seemed to be on a fast track to a title shot until those hopes were derailed by a brutal flying knee from Carlos Condit, that eventually led to Condit getting the title shot. That loss was the first of of the South Korean's career. Pierson is a native of Toronto who made the decision to quit his full-time job as a police officer after winning a decision (and a fight of the night bonus) in his UFC debut against Matt Riddle. Pierson may have been questioning that choice after suffering a quick and nasty knockout against Jake Ellenberger in his next fight, but he'll now have another chance to cement his spot among the UFC's 170-lb ranks.

Dong-hyun "Stun Gun" Kim (14-1-1, 1 NC)
Loss Carlos Condit (TKO - flying knee) - UFC 132
Win Nate Diaz (unam. decision) - UFC 125
Win Amir Sadollah (unam. decision) - UFC 114
Sean Pierson (11-5)
Loss Jake Ellenberger (KO) - UFC 129
Win Matt Riddle (unam. decision) - UFC 124
Win Ricky Goodall (TKO - punches) - W1 New Ground

The card for UFC 141, which airs live on pay per view on December 30th, now includes:

-Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem
-Jon Fitch vs. Johny Hendricks
-Alexander Gustafsson vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
-Dong Hyun Kim vs. Sean Pierson

UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem coverage

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