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FRANCISCO RIVERA RUMORS

UFC KO artist Francisco Rivera gets violent style from tough upbringing

Francisco Rivera reserves his violence for the cage. The UFC bantamweight knockout artist grew up in a tough area of Buena Park, Calif., rife with gangs. Rivera's mother worked two jobs and he helped take care of his older sister and younger brother. Rivera had his own caretaker -- someone who was in a gang himself and didn’t want that life for him. "My older cousin would...
Via Fox Sports
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Urijah Faber Vs Francisco Rivera Lined Up For UFC 181

Earlier this week we reported that potential opponents for Urijah Faber were running low, but the UFC have managed to rustle him up a new one in the shape of Francisco Rivera who he’ll now fight at UFC 181 in December. Faber is coming off a third round submission victory over Alex Caceras at UFC 175 in July, his first fight since losing out for a second time to Renan Barao in his...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Urijah Faber meets Francisco Rivera at loaded UFC 181 in Las Vegas

UFC 181 just added another big name and former champion. Urijah Faber, one of the most popular lighter weight fighters in the history of MMA, will meet Francisco Rivera at UFC 181 on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced Wednesday night via its Latin American Twitter account. Faber (31-7) is coming off a third-round submission victory over Alex Caceres at UFC 175 in July. He has...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Urijah Faber Fights Francisco Rivera at UFC 181

On Wednesday, a bantamweight brawl between Urijah Faber (pictured) and Francisco Rivera was added to the UFC 181 roster. The UFC announced the scrap via Twitter. December 6 event takes place inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Faber is victorious in five of his last six scraps. His lone blemish during his current came against then-bantamweight champion Renan...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Takeya Mizugaki Defeats Francisco Rivera By Decision At UFC 173

Takeya Mizugaki put in a solid performance against Francisco Rivera tonight at UFC 173, showing a willingness to mix it with him on the feet, while also enjoying long spells of control on the mat. Round One: They exchange early and Rivera lands the most meaningful blow. Mizugaki presses forward with strikes and Rivera tags him with a nice counter. Some close range exchanges here...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Francisco Rivera preps for UFC 173 fight against Mizugaki, eyes title shot

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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Takeya Mizugaki Now Fights Francisco Rivera at UFC 173

Now that T.J. Dillashaw has accepted an offer he couldn’t refuse, Takeya Mizugaki (pictured) has been issued a new assignment at UFC 173. Mizugaki will now meet Francisco Rivera in the May 24 event. Mizugaki was slated to face Dillashaw, but Dillashaw was promoted to the show’s main event to challenge bantamweight champion Renan Barao for his throne. Middleweight champ champ...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Lyoto Machida set for run at 185-pound title

Over the past decade, the UFC’s light heavy weight, welterweight, and lightweight divisions have been the sport’s best due to their overall depth, talent, and seemingly endless number of legitimate contenders. But after former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida (20-4-0) dropped to 185 pounds with a first-round, knockout win over Mark Munoz in October of 2013, the middleweight...
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February 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...
Via Fox Sports
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Francisco Rivera vs Raphael Assuncao in the works for February

According to sources close to both fighters, a bantamweight scrap is in the works for February between Francisco Rivera and Raphael Assuncao. Both sides are awaiting the contracts and it is unclear whether it will be at UFC 169 on Feb. 1 in New Jersey or more likely two weeks later at the UFC Fight Night card featuring Lyoto Machida against Gegard Mousasi in Southern Brazil. Rivera...
Via MMAinterviews
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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