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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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September 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 admit...
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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

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...
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October 20, 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...
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May 15, 2012  |  Discuss

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