The black belt in karate Jimmie Rivera entered this fight with a pro mma record of 21-1-0 (29% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.6 bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is TJ Dillashaw). He suffered his only loss at his second professional mma fight, against Jason McLean in 2008 (via split decision), since then he has collected 20 consecutive victories beating Iuri Alcantara (Alcantara vs Rivera), Urijah Faber (Faber vs Rivera) and Thomas Almeida in his last three (Jimmie Rivera vs Thomas Almeida).
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Wsof Bw champion Marlon Moraes, has a record of 20-5-1 (70% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.3 in the same weight class. He fought three times last year losing to Raphael Assuncao (Moraes vs Assuncao) but then he beat John Dodson (Dodson vs Moraes) and Aljamain Sterling (Aljamain Sterling vs Marlon Moraes). Rivera vs Moraes is the main event of UFC Fight Night 131. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 131: Rivera vs Moraes
Where: Adirondack Bank Center, New York, USA
Division: bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg)
Rivera’s previous fight: Jimmie Rivera vs Thomas Almeida
Moraes’ previous fight: Aljamain Sterling vs Marlon Moraes
Rivera’s next fight: John Dodson vs Jimmie Rivera
Moraes’ next fight: Raphael Assuncao vs Marlon Moraes 2
Rivera vs Moraes Fight Video:
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