tj-waldburger-3_original_crop_exactThe UFC continues its incredible streak of fight announcements with a welterweight match-up between Sean Pierson and TJ Waldburger, which is set to take place at the organization’s debut event in Winnipeg, Manitoba. UFC officials revealed the match-up on twitter Wednesday night. 

After suffering a setback against Brian Ebersole, TJ Waldburger rebounded with a technical submission win over Nick Catone to bring his professional record to 3-2 in his last five octagon outings. The submission expert will be looking to string together back-to-back wins when he meets Sean Pierson in hostile territory.

After losses to Dong Hyun Kim and Jake Ellenberger, Pierson rebounded with wins over Lance Benoit and Jake Hecht. The Canadian veteran was expected to meet Rick Story at UFC 158 before suffering an injury that forced him off the card. He now gets the opportunity to be on the debut card in Winnipeg and will be looking to pick up his third consecutive win in front of his countrymen come June 15th.

UFC 161 takes place June 15 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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