The First Round: Kim took Pierson for a ride. Round ended with grappling against the fence.
The Second Round: Opened with a round kick from Pierson, followed up by a lot more kicks and round punches.
A minute into the second round both fighters were dancing about the octagon.
Both fighters appeared to be trying to feel each other out still.
Pierson’s wrestling appeared to be a strong counter to Kim’s martial arts skills.
Pierson was trying to close the distance, but
A kick from Kim took Pierson down at the end of the round, knocking him to the ground and putting him on wobbly street.
Pierson was saved by the bell from the crane kick.
Round Three: Pierson came out still showing weak legs from the near knockout at the end of round two.
Kim is trying to get close and try for a knockout blow.
Kim went for the takedown, and Pierson countered getting back to his feet.
Once again Kim got Pierson down, and mounted Pierson, with Pierson looking like his gas tank was empty.
Kim was guarding against damage as he tried for a submission. Trying for an upkick, Pierson was simply laying on the matt.
With only 90 seconds left, Kim kept kicking, with Pierson trying to out work him to attempt to get a win. Pierson’s offense started over again, as Kim started to look tired.
The fighters finished the battle with a flying knee from Kim as the horn sounded.
The fight went the distance, and went to the judges for a decision.
The fight was declared a victory for Kim, all three judges scored it 30-27.