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Canadian Pierson to face Story at UFC 158

The Canadian Press

1/8/2013 2:28:44 PM

TORONTO - Canadian Sean (The Punisher) Pierson will face Rick (The Horror) Story in another welterweight matchup at UFC 158 in Montreal on March 16.

The UFC has already announced five 170-pound fights for the Bell Centre card including the main event between welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre against Nick Diaz.

Pierson (13-6) is coming off a win over Lance Benoist at UFC 152. The 36-year-old from Pickering, Ont., upped his UFC record to 3-2 with his second straight victory.

Story (14-6) lost to Demian Maia last time out at UFC 153.

Other welterweight bouts at UFC 158 are: Rory (Ares) MacDonald of Montreal by way of Kelowna, B.C., versus Carlos (Natural Born Killer) Condit, Johny Hendricks versus Jake Ellenberger, Montreal's Patrick Cote versus Bobby Voelker, and Jordan (Young Gun) Mein of Lethbridge, Alta., versus Dan Miller.

Cote is making his debut at welterweight while Miller won his first outing at 170 pounds last time out.

Calgary middleweight Nick (The Promise) Ring meets Chris Camozzi while Montreal lightweight John (The Bull) Makdessi faces Daron (The Detroit Superstar) Cruickshank.

Montreal bantamweight Yves (Tiger) Jabouin takes on Johnny Eduardo.