The Ultimate Fighting Championship made the bout official today.
The pair of weltwerweights will lock horns during preliminary portion of the first “UFC on Versus” event slated for March 21 from the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado, while airing live on the Versus Network.
Pierce sports a career record of 13-3 and a UFC record of 1-1. The heavy handed Brave Legion trained former collegiate wrestler notched a victory over Brock Larson via unanimous decision before suffering defeat in his next outing at the hands of Jon Fitch by the same means.
Paulino holds a professional record of 17-3 and is currently on a seven fight win streak. Julio has established himself as a finisher with sixteen of his seventeen total victories coming by stoppage, with ten knockouts and six submissions to his credit.