Kim to face Pierson at UFC 141

Welterweights Dong Hyun Kim and Sean Pierson have agreed to meet Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced on Monday.

“Two talented welterweights on the comeback trail will face off at UFC 141,” UFC president Dana White said.

It will be Kim’s first fight inside the Octagon since suffering a first-round knockout to Carlos Condit in July. Before the loss, Kim (14-1-1) had won three fights in a row.

Pierson (11-5) also was the victim of a first-round in his most recent bout. Jake Ellenberger caught him with a left counterpunch at the 2:42 mark in Toronto on April 30.

Kim-Pierson will be part of a card headlined by heavyweight contenders Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem. The winner of that bout will get a title shot.