|Weight Class||Welterweight (170 lbs.)|
|Height||5' 8" (173 cm)|
|Fighting Out Of||Vancouver, Washington|
|Mike Pierce Pictures||Official Website|
Mike Pierce is an American mixed martial artist who competes as a Welterweight. He fought for the WEC, before they dropped their Welterweight weight class, and now competes in the UFC. Pierce currently trains at Brave Legion in Vancouver, Washington, alongside fellow team member and UFC fighter, Rick Story.
 Professional Record
|Record||16 - 5 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw)|
|Win||Seth Baczynski||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC on FX 6: Sotiropoulos vs. Pearson||12/14/2012||3||5:00|
|Win||Aaron Simpson||KO (Punches)||UFC on FX 5: Browne vs. Silva||10/5/2012||2||0:29|
|Win||Carlos Eduardo Rocha||Decision (Split)||UFC on FX 3: Johnson vs. McCall 2||6/8/2012||3||5:00|
|Loss||Josh Koscheck||Decision (Split)||UFC 143: Diaz vs. Condit||2/4/2012||3||5:00|
|Win||Paul Bradley||Decision (Split)||UFC on Fox 1: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos||11/12/2011||3||5:00|
|Loss||Johny Hendricks||Decision (Split)||UFC 133: Evans vs. Ortiz 2||8/06/2011||3||5:00|
|Win||Kenny Robertson||TKO (Punches)||UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort||2/05/2011||2||0:29|
|Win||Amilcar Alves||Submission (Straight Armbar)||UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2||8/28/2010||3||3:11|
|Win||Julio Paulino||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC on Versus 1: Vera vs. Jones||3/21/2010||3||5:00||Originally scheduled to face Rob Kimmons|
|Loss||Jon Fitch||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez||12/12/2009||3||5:00|
|Win||Brock Larson||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC Fight Night 19: Diaz vs. Guillard||9/16/2009||3||5:00|
|Win||Paul Bradley||Decision (Unanimous)||RIE: Brotherly Love Brawl||4/30/2009||3||5:00|
|Win||Justin Haskins||TKO (Punches)||WEC 39: Brown vs. Garcia||3/01/2009||3||3:39|
|Win||Sean Huffman||TKO (Punches)||CATC 4: Carnage at the Creek 4||11/22/2008||2||4:40|
|Win||Mark Miller||TKO (Doctor Stoppage)||SF 24: Domination||9/19/2008||2||1:38|
|Win||Jake Paul||Decision (Unanimous)||EWC: Elite Warriors Championship||8/02/2008||3||5:00|
|Loss||Nathan Coy||Decision (Unanimous)||SF 23: SportFight 23||6/20/2008||5||5:00||Lost Sport Fight Welterweight Championship|
|Win||Ed Nuno||Decision (Unanimous)||SF 21: Seasons Beatings||12/22/2007||3||5:00||Won Sport Fight Welterweight Championship|
|Win||Mike Dolce||TKO||SF 20: Homecoming||10/27/2007||1||N/A|
|Loss||Mark Munoz||Decision (Unanimous)||GC 69: Bad Intentions||9/22/2007||3||5:00|
|Win||Nick Gilardi||TKO (Doctor Stoppage)||EWC: Elite Warriors Championship||6/02/2007||2||4:54|
 Mixed Martial Arts Career
Mike Pierce began competing in professional mixed martial arts in 2007, fighting most of his bouts in the Sport Fight promotion, going 7-1, earning the Sport Fight Welterweight title along the way, when he defeated Ed Nuno, and losing it to Nathan Coy in his first title defence. He lost a razor-thin decision to Coy, with the judges scoring the five-round affair 49-46, 49-46, and 48-47. Pierce had actually become a popular villain among some Portland fight cliques at the time. In 2006, he left Team Quest, the MMA gym where Coy trained, for Braveheart, another training facility a few miles down the road. A lot of animosity followed, and that was before Pierce had beaten two Team Quest fighters back-to-back before meeting Coy. So it was a major win for Coy to walk away not only with the win, but with Pierce's Welterweight title.
March 1, 2009 marked an important day for Pierce, as it was his WEC debut at WEC 39: Brown vs. Garcia, making the fight his first for a major promotion. Pierce's first opponent was Justin Haskins, whom he defeated via TKO (Punches) at 3:39 in the third round. At this time, the WEC was in the process of disbanding it's Welterweight weight class, ending with Pierce being moved to the UFC roster, but before he would debut with the UFC, he would fight once outside of a Zuffa cage on April 30, 2009. His opponent was Ring of Combat Middleweight Champion and The Ultimate Fighter cast member Paul Bradley. Pierce won a unanimous decision.
Pierce's UFC debut took place on September 16, 2009 at UFC Fight Night 19 against former WEC Welterweight title challenger Brock Larson. Pierce out-wrestled his opponent all three round, not inflicting all that much damage, but easily out-pointing Larson to win a unanimous decision. The win was considered an upset.
When Jon Fitch's opponent, Thiago Alves, was forced out of their UFC 107: Penn vs. Sanchez fight, Pierece stepped in to face Fitch. The bout was a very close fight, though Fitch was awarded the unanimous decision, putting an end to Pierce's six-fight win streak.
Pierce was scheduled to face Rob Kimmons on March 21, 2010 at UFC on Versus: Vera vs. Jones, but Kimmons was forced off the card with an injury. Pierce instead faced UFC newcomer Julio Paulino. Pierce won the fight via Decision (Unanimous); (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
He returned on August 28, 2010 at UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2 against UFC newcomer Amilcar Alves. Pierce scored the takedowns with ease but initially offered little in the way of strikes or submission attempts. However, in the final frame of an otherwise ho-hum bout, Pierce attacked his opponent's left arm with a Kimura attempt before repositioning and securing the Ambar at the 3:11 mark.
- "I went for the submission earlier but couldn't get it," Pierce said. "I knew my wrestling and jiu-jitsu [were] better than his Muay Thai, so I wanted to take him down. His arm was slippery, but as soon as I got the lock in place, I knew I had him."
 Ranks and Titles
- Former Sportfight Welterweight Champion