UFC 129 Fight Card Primer: Jake Ellenberger vs. Sean Pierson

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Jake Ellenberger (24-5, 3-1 UFC) meets Sean Pierson (11-4, 1-0 UFC) in a welterweight bout at UFC 129. The UFC will broadcast this preliminary fight on Spike TV. For more info on how to see this bout read: How to Watch 'UFC 129: St. Pierre vs Shields' Live Online and On Television

How do these guys stack up?

Ellenberger: 26 years old | 6'0" | 73" reach
Pierson: 35 years old | 6'0" | reach unknown

What have these guys done lately?

Ellenberger: W - Carlos Eduardo Rocha (SD) | W - John Howard (TKO) | W - Mike Pyle (TKO)
Pierson: W - Matt Riddle (UD) | W - Ricky Goodall (TKO) | W - Fabio Holanda (KO)

How did these guys get here?

Jake Ellenberger's ledger is full of well-known promotions - King of the Cage, IFL, Bodog Fight, M-1 Challenge, SportFight, and Bellator. He made his UFC debut in September of 2009, dropping a split decision to Carlos Condit in his debut. Since then, he rattled off three straight wins, including a split decision over Carlos Eduardo Rocha in his last fight at UFC 126.

Sean Pierson has fought all but one of his 15 pro fights in Canada. He made his UFC debut at UFC 124 in Montreal where he defeated TUF veteran Matt Riddle by unanimous decision.

Why should you care?

Ellenberger is a 26 year old fighter with nearly 30 fights on his record and a little bit of upside.

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