Carlos Condit was expected to face Josh Koscheck, but now Pierce gets a career-changing opportunity to create a huge upset.
Everywhere you look, Koscheck holds a distinct advantage. Whether it be striking or grappling, Pierce has an uphill battle.
Pierce will have a tough time taking the much more agile and athletic Koscheck down. Pierce needs to get lucky and there is no better way to say it.
If Pierce can land a punch right on Koscheck's button and come at him with a flurry of punches, Pierce will win the battle.
He needs to make something happen and create his own opportunity to win the fight, whether it be standing or on the ground.
There is something that gives Pierce a fighting chance here, and that is the fact that he has yet to be stopped in his MMA career.
It'll be hard for Koscheck to stop Pierce. That is something that will help Pierce. Being able to ride the storm he could see Koscheck gas. Although highly unlikely, Pierce does have that opportunity.
At the end of the night, Pierce is David here and Koscheck is Goliath. More unlikely things have happened in fights, and Pierce has been on the better side of those unlikely fights.
Luck could be on his side tonight, and with that he could pull off the biggest upset so far in 2012.