Francisco Rivera entered this fight with a professional record of 11-6-0 (73% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.40 bantamweight in the world. He won just one out of his last five bouts, against Alex Caceres last year (=Rivera vs Caceres), after this fight he has lost to John Lineker (mma Fight of the Year 2015 candidate, Lineker vs Rivera) and Brad Pickett (=Rivera vs Pickett).
His opponent, Erik Perez, has a mma record of 15-6-0 (73% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.49 in the same weight class. He suffered his last loss in 2014, against Bryan Caraway (=Caraway vs Perez), but then he has fought just once beating Taylor Lapilus in 2015. Rivera vs Perez is on the undercard of Robbie Lawler vs Tyron Woodley – UFC 201. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley
Where: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Division: bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg)
UFC 201 fight card (main and best fights):
Robbie Lawler vs Tyron Woodley
Rose Namajunas vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Matt Brown vs Jake Ellenberger
Francisco Rivera vs Erik Perez
Nikita Krylov vs Ed Herman
Rivera’s previous fight: Francisco Rivera vs Brad Pickett
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