The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Iuri Alcantara entered this fight with a record of 32-6-0 (78% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.12 bantamweight in the world. He fought twice last year losing to Frankie Saenz (=Alcantara vs Saenz) and beating Leandro Issa.
His opponent, Jimmie Rivera, has a mma record of 18-1-0 (33% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.16 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss at his second professional mma fight when he faced Jason McLean in 2008, since then he has won 17 consecutive fights winning over Pedro Munhoz in his last one. ‘Marajo’ Alcantara vs Rivera is on the undercard of Anthony Johnson vs Ryan Bader – UFC on Fox 18. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on Fox 18: Johnson vs Bader
Where: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Division: bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg)
Rivera’s next fight: Urijah Faber vs Jimmie Rivera
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