In February, Mike Pierce nearly made an enormous leap in standing as he battled former title contender Josh Koscheck in a closely contested contest at UFC 143. When the scores were read, Pierce was on the wrong side of a split decision.
Since that time, Pierce is 2-0 in the UFC after knocking out Aaron Simpson on the preliminary portion of UFC on FX 5. With the first round looking bleak for Pierce, everything turned around as we entered the second frame.
Pierce is ready for a step up in competition, and he certainly earned one tonight. Here is a look at five fights for Mike Pierce to take next.