UFC Adds Hecht vs. Pierson, Salas vs. Means to Return to Florida in June

Sean Pierson. Photo courtesy of Rene Johnston/Toronto Star.

Two more bouts have been added to the fight card for UFC on FX 3, which will now take place at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida on June 8 after the city of Fort Lauderdale won the "Hometown Throwdown" contest in conjunction with the UFC and Harley-Davidson.

Marc Fiore pupil Jake Hecht will take on Canadian veteran Sean Pierson in a welterweight bout and King of the Cage lightweight champion Tim Means will face Grudge Training Center's Justin Salas.

UFC on FX 3 is slated to be headlined by a flyweight tournament semifinal bout between Ian McCall and Demetrious Johnson.

Hecht has split his only two UFC bouts, stopping Rich Attonito with kicks and punches in the second round of their fight at UFC 140 before submitting to a TJ Waldburger armbar at UFC on FX 2 last month. Pierson has fallen in two of his three UFC appearances, most recently dropping a unanimous decision to Dong-Hyun Kim at UFC 141 in December.

Means was victorious in his UFC debut at UFC on FUEL TV 1 in February, winning a three-round nod over Bernardo Magalhaes. His opponent, Salas, was also a winner in his first UFC fight at the same event, earning a decision over Anton Kuivanen.


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