The first fight of the night of the Spike TV portion of UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields is Jake Ellenberger vs. Sean Pierson. This is welterweight fight (170lbs). Pierson is the hometown favorite as a Toronto native. The referee in charge of the action is Herb Dean.
ROUND 1 - Pierson starts off southpaw while Ellenberger is orthodox. Not much action early as both fighters pawing with jabs and not especially committing. Ellenberger attempts a takedown, but Pierson is able to stand basically right away. Now Pierson is the one stalking. Ellenberger drives forward with punches but hits nothing but air. Hard left hand lands for American. Monster left hook drops Pierson to the mat. Ellenberger follows up with punches and that's a wrap. Referee Herb Dean jumps in and saves Pierson from further punishment.
UFC 129 results: Jake Ellenberger defeats Sean Pierson via strikes (KO) 2:42 of round 1.