Aaron Simpson looked great in his welterweight debut back in July, and in the first round of his battle with Mike Pierce this evening, it looked as if he would be a legitimate threat at 170 pounds. The first round of the fight saw him shut out the takedowns of Pierce, rock his opponent and threaten with a rear-naked choke in the closing moments.
Unfortunately, that was where his success ended. Early in the second round, Pierce ducked under a right hand from Simpson and delivered a monstrous knockout that will likely earn him some bonus money later this evening.
Simpson still has a lot that he can do in the division, and selecting the next opponent is important if he is to get back into the win column.
Here is a look at five fights for Aaron Simpson to take next.