Quinn Mulhern Replacing Sean Pierson At UFC 158
MMA Junkie reports that welterweight Quinn Mulhern (18-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will replace Sean Pierson (13-6 MMA, 3-2 UFC) against Rick Story (14-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) at UFC 158. The event takes place at the Bell Center in Montreal on March 18. The main card airs on PPV after preliminary fights on FX and Facebook. Pierson vs Story was set for the FX portion, but it’s unknown if the new fight will stay on that same card.
This is Mulhern’s UFC debut after four fights in Strikeforce. He debuted in June 2011 with a decision loss to Jason High before getting wins over Yuri Villefort, David Hulett and Danny Davis.
Story, who once had a six-fight UFC win streak, has now lost three of his last four fights, including to Demian Maia in October by submission. He also had decision losses to Charlie Brenneman and Martin Kampmann, but in the past has defeated names like Johny Hendricks and Thiago Alves. Pierson ended a two-fight losing streak with back-to-back decision wins over Jack Hecht and Lance Benoist. It’s unknown when he’ll be back.