Welterweight upsets were the story at UFC Fight Night 29.
In the main event, Jake Shields out-grappled jiu-jitsu ace Demian Maia for five rounds. The loss was Maia's first since moving to 170 pounds. Shields, meanwhile, finds himself back in title contention two-and-a-half years after losing to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 129.
The co-main event saw Dong Hyun Kim stun Erick Silva with a left hand while weathering a tremendous storm from the Brazilian.
Also, in his debut fight in the welterweight division, Rousimar Palhares became the first fighter to submit Mike Pierce. However, because he held on to his heel hook too long, Palhares was later released from the UFC roster due to repeated unsportsmanlike conduct.
How did the outcomes of these noteworthy welterweight bouts impact the 170-pound ladder?
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