Jimmie Rivera entered this fight with a pro record of 20-1-0 (30% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.4 bantamweight in the world. He suffered his only loss at his second professional mma fight, against Jason McLean in 2008 (via split decision), since then he has collected 19 consecutive victories beating Iuri Alcantara (=Alcantara vs Rivera) and Urijah Faber in 2016 (=Faber vs Rivera).
His opponent, Thomas Almeida, has an official mma record of 21-1-0 (95% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.28 in the same weight class. ‘Tominhas’ fought twice last year losing to #1 Cody Garbrandt (=Almeida vs Garbrandt) and winning over Albert Morales (=Almeida vs Morales). Jimmie Rivera vs Thomas Almeida is on the undercard of Chris Weidman vs Kelvin Gastelum – UFC on Fox 25. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on Fox 25: Weidman vs Gastelum
Where: Nassau Coliseum, New York, United States
Division: bantamweight (135 lbs, 61 kg)
UFC on Fox 25 fight card (main fights):
Chris Weidman vs Kelvin Gastelum
Darren Elkins vs Dennis Bermudez
Gian Villante vs Patrick Cummins
Jimmie Rivera vs Thomas Almeida
Alex Oliveira vs Ryan LaFlare
Rivera’s previous fight: Urijah Faber vs Jimmie Rivera
Almeida’s previous fight: Thomas Almeida vs Albert Morales
Almeida’s next fight: Thomas Almeida vs Rob Font
Rivera’s next fight: Jimmie Rivera vs Marlon Moraes
Rivera vs Almeida Fight Video:
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