“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.