After soundly dominating Carlos Eduardo Rocha for three rounds, The Oregonian looked looked just as perplexed as all those watching when one judge rendered a unanimous 30-27 for his opponent.
Pierce who had been coming off of a contentious decision loss to Josh Koscheck, was relieved to find that this the pendulum swung in his favor regardless of a shoddy judging. Judge Rick Bays confirmed that he scored the bout for the wrong corner and asked for a correction after the bout. Four days later, the mistake has been rectified. Yet, an error of this caliber happening twice within the span of three months says a lot about the current state of judging in our young sport.