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UFC 192 Highlight: Sage Northcutt lives up to the hype in UFC debut

“Super” Sage Northcutt (6-0) only needed 57 seconds to become the first man in history to dispose of Francisco Rivera (12-2). The fight headlined the early prelim portion of UFC 192 tonight in Houston, Texas. Do yourself a favor and check out some highlights accompanied by his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan above.
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UFC 191 Fight of the Night Highlight: Lineker and Rivera’s violent short war

RT ICYMI: John Lineker and Francisco Rivera did this last night: #UFC — MMAThought (@MMAThought) September 6, 2015 After missing weight four times during his 8-fight flyweight stint, John ‘Hands of Stone’ Lineker (26-7) was forced to head up to bantamweight (for the first time in his UFC career) where’d he’d meet Francisco Rivera (11-5) last night...
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UFC 191 Bonus Awards

Following last night’s UFC 191 event in Las Vegas the recipients of the evening’s $50,000 bonus awards were announced. Earning ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors was a wildly entertaining scrap that lasted just two minutes and 8 seconds between John Lineker and Francisco Rivera as both men slung heavy leather toe-to-toe until one of them – in this case Rivera – dropped (twice...
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Johnson, Pennington, Lineker and Rivera Win Bonuses At UFC 191

Following “UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson II,” UFC president Dana White awarded Anthony Johnson, Raquel Pennington, John Linker and Francisco Rivera each an additional $50,000 for their special performances on Saturday.UFC 191 took place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fight of the Night: John Linker vs. Francisco Rivera ($50,000/each) Performances of the Night...
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Francisco Rivera And John Lineker Throw 100 Punches In Awesome Two Minute Slugfest

For fair weather fight fans the UFC can be the best thing that ever happened. You get it all--boxing, wrestling, and a number of different martial arts styles. So there is the potential to see all sorts of things when you watch a fight. Wrestlers may be featured in one fight, martial arts in another, or boxing in another.The Francisco Rivera And John Lineker fight at UFC 191 Saturday...
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Francisco Rivera and John Lineker throw 100 punches in epic 2 minute slugfest

The highly anticipated bantamweight bout between Francisco Rivera and John Lineker lived up to the hype Saturday night at UFC 191 as both fighters bit down on their mouthpiece and slugged it out before Lineker walked away with a submission win.  Lineker, who was making his bantamweight debut after struggling with the weight cut at 125, met Rivera in the middle of the Octagon and...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Rivera needs just 21 seconds to finish Alex Caceres

Francisco Rivera only needed to land two big punches on the feet to put Alex Caceres down and out early in the first round to kick off UFC Fight Night from New Orleans on Saturday night. It's well known that Rivera packs possibly the biggest pop of any fighter at 135 pounds, and Caceres made the mistake of standing in front of him after the two fighters stepped into the center of...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Francisco Rivera KO’s Alex Caceras In Just 21 Seconds At UFN 68

Francisco Rivera made short work of Alex Caceras tonight in the opening fight of the UFC Fight Night 68 main card, stopping him in just 21 seconds. Round One: Almost right from the off Caceras is in trouble as Rivera clocks him with a solid right hand. Careas tries to land the jab, but Rivera avoids that and counters with another right, but it’s a big left hook directly behind...
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June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Francisco Rivera: "I don't think anybody can take my best punch"

The words 'UFC jitters' get tossed around quite often for any debuting competitor about to step inside the world famous Octagon for the first time.  It's a nerve-racking experience from the walk out from behind the curtain to the time Bruce Buffer is shouting their name.  But nerves can get to the best fighters in the world as well and Francisco Rivera would be the first one to...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Raphael Assuncao vs Francisco Rivera latest bout added to UFC 170

Following two straight knockouts in the UFC, Francisco Rivera will get a chance to prove if he's a top ten fighter or not as he takes on No. 4 ranked bantamweight Raphael Assuncao at UFC 170 in February. UFC officials announced the fight on Wednesday. Rivera (10-2, 1 NC)was cut from the UFC after a 2011 loss to Reuben Duran at The Ultimate Fighter 13 finale, but just two fights...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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