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UFC 133 Results: Johny Hendricks Out Wrestles Mike Pierce En Route To Decision Win

Decorated NCAA Division I wrestling standout from Oklahoma State University, Johny Hendricks, meets Portland State University Mike Pierce in a welterweight weight fight on the Facebook portion of the UFC 133: "Evans vs. Ortiz 2" pay-per-view (PPV) event.

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ROUND 1 - Both wrestlers come out looking to exchange blows, let's see how long it lasts. Hendricks strikes first, getting Pierce in a clinch and landing a nice knee to his face. Pierce backs off quickly. The pair lock up shortly thereafter and then punches as they break, Pierce with a nice leg kick. Hendricks ties him up again and nails him with knees to the body in the clinch. Hendricks dives for a nice takedown, but Pierce pops up like toast. Hendricks now has his back, but not for long as Pierce spins out. Back to the center of the cage. Pierce now hunting him down and Hendricks unloads a nice combination, which Pierce responds with a punch of his own. Hendricks lands another knee to Pierce's face, and an elbow. The action dies down as the pair lock up again along the fence. Pierce lands a very nice right hook on the break. Hendricks with an upper cut. Pierce's head kick is blocked and Hendricks lands another knee at the buzzer.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Hendricks 

ROUND 2 - Pierce opens up the action to start the second with a nice right. Hendricks shortly thereafter dives for another takedown, but Pierce defends well. He reverses Hendricks along the fence and begins to dirty box. It's ineffective and the referee breaks them up. Pierce resumes the action by going for a takedown of his own and settles for a neck when Hendricks defends. Nothing there and the pair separate. Pierce lands a nice combination, which Hendricks shrugs off. Hendricks uses his jab to set up another knee to Pierce's head. Pierce lands a nice short elbow on the break and Hendricks responds violently. Both men seem unhurt. Hendricks dives for a takedown with 30 seconds remaining. He gets it, but Pierce gets to his feet quickly once again. Pierce reverses along the fence and that's how round two ends.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Hendricks 

ROUND 3 - There is a sense of urgency in the Pierce corner, which pleads with its fighter to avoid the knees of Hendricks. Pierce comes out and immediately presses the action, but Hendricks is able to slow things down in short order. Hendricks goes for a takedown and Pierce sprawls, as well as gets Hendricks into a front head lock. Hendricks eventually escapes. Pierce is still all over him and backs Hendricks up against the fence. He can't get the takedown and Hendricks boxes his ears. He's not giving up and picks up Hendricks and slams him to the mat. Pierce now in the guard of Hendricks, looking to get busy. Hendricks grabs the back of his head, limiting his ability to land strikes. Pierce postures up and Hendricks kicks him, illegally, in his face. The action is stopped. Pierce seems to be okay. On the restart, Pierce rushes Hendricks, but he's able to duck under and grab an ankle. That's how it ends.

MMA Nation scores this round 10-9 Pierce

UFC 133 results: Johny Hendricks defeats Mike Pierce via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)