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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...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 24, 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

Francisco Rivera Fight Week Documentary from UFC 156 where he defeats Edwin Figueroa by KO

This grouop of videos chronicles the emotional week at UFC 156 where Francisco Rivera earns a knockout victory over Edwin Figueroa in the 2nd round after being dropped in the first. It takes us through his weight cut, weigh in, post weigh in meal and of course, fight day! It is also Cisco’s birthday today, so a perfect day to release leading up to his fight against George Roop...
Via MMAinterviews
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Two bouts added to UFC on FOX 7

UFC on FOX 7 is quickly filling up as two more bouts have been announced for the event. The two newest additions to next month’s card are a flyweight bout between  Joseph Benavidez and Darren Uyenoyama and a bantamweight bout between Francisco Rivera and Hugo Viana. UFC officials announced the two bouts on Wednesday. UFC on FOX [...]
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 156 Facebook Prelim Results: Rivera, Kimura finish off their opponents in impressive fashion

The UFC 156 prelims got under way just after 7 p.m. eastern time. 4 fighters would play to a virtually empty Las Vegas crowd who are likely not in any hurry to make their way to the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The Vegas fans, as always, will file in and start to fill up the seats mid way through the card. Fight City has that internal clock that knows when the big fights begin. Unfortunately...
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February 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Riddle and Francisco Rivera Wins Overturned After Failed UFC 149 Drug Tests

The Calgary Combative Sports Commission, the governing body who sanctioned UFC 149 inside Scotiabank Saddledome in Canada, has overturned the victories Matt Riddle (Pictured) and Francisco Rivera earned in the event to no contests after both athletes failed their post-fight drug tests. Riddle initially collected an impressive submission win over Chris Clements, while Rivera knocked...
October 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Dustin Pague replaces injured Francisco Rivera, faces Ken Stone at UFC on FX 4

Fresh off a win last week, Dustin “The Disciple” Pague will jump right back to action against Ken Stone at UFC on FX 4 on Friday, June 22nd. Pague (11-5) will serve as an injury replacement for Francisco Rivera as he looks for his second win in as many weeks. He defeated Jared Papazian by rear-naked choke submission in the first round at UFC on FX 3. Pague has now won six of...
Via MMA Interplay
June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

UFC on FUEL TV preliminary bouts

Alex Soto vs. Francisco Rivera Round 1 This bantamweight contest kicks off the preliminary action, as Rivera finds himself in the blue corner, Soto in the red. Rivera presses forward early, landing an uppercut. Soto is staying on the outside, but lands a kick. Nice head kick from Soto, but Rivera lands a right hook that floors Soto. Soto gets the fight down briefly, but Rivera...
Via Fox Sports
May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Francisco Rivera “Once I hit Alex Soto he will Panic and try for a takedown,” talks UFC On Fuel TV matchup

This Tuesday at UFC On Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier, Bantamweight Francisco Rivera gets his comeback wish as he returns to the UFC after being cut almost one year ago. Rivera suffered back to back losses to Erik Koch and Rueban Duran and found himself fighting his way back up to the big show. [...]
Via Fight Hub TV
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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