Petr Yan entered this fight with a professional record of 12-1-0 (50% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.10 bantamweight in the world. He suffered his only loss when he faced Magomed Magomedov in 2016 (via split decision), since then he has won seven bouts taking revenge on Magomedov in 2017 and defeating John Dodson in his last one (John Dodson vs Petr Yan).
His opponent, the black belt in karate Jimmie Rivera, has a boxing record of 22-3-0 (27% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.11 in the same weight class but he lost two out of his last three fights, against current #1 Bw Marlon Moraes in June 2018 (Jimmie Rivera vs Marlon Moraes) and with Aljamain Sterling in 2019 (Jimmie Rivera vs Aljamain Sterling); between these two bouts he beat John Dodson (John Dodson vs Jimmie Rivera). Yan vs Rivera is on the undercard of Henry Cejudo vs Marlon Moraes – UFC 238. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 238: Cejudo vs. Moraes
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Division: bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg)
UFC 238 fight card (main fights):
Henry Cejudo vs Marlon Moraes
Valentina Shevchenko vs Jessica Eye
Tony Ferguson vs Donald Cerrone
Petr Yan vs Jimmie Rivera
Tai Tuivasa vs Blagoy Ivanov
Aljamain Sterling vs Pedro Munhoz
Ricardo Lamas vs Calvin Kattar
Yan’s previous fight: John Dodson vs Petr Yan
Rivera’s previous fight: Jimmie Rivera vs Aljamain Sterling
Yan’s next fight: Petr Yan vs Urijah Faber
Rivera’s next fight: Jimmie Rivera vs Cody Stamann
Yan vs Rivera Fight Video:
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