Jimmie Rivera News

Jan 8, 2018 7:44 pm

Jimmie Rivera Moving on From Moraes Matchup, Wants Cruz Fight Re-booked

To say the least, it’s been an unfortunate way to end a year if you’re Jimmie Rivera. When everything was all announced, he was supposed to take on the former Bantamweight king, Dominick Cruz at UFC 219. That is until Cruz was forced out with a broken arm, continuing his own bad luck. After that,...

Jan 7, 2018 6:58 am

Jimmie Rivera denies Marlon Moraes fight offer, eyes another fight

On Saturday, surging UFC bantamweight contender and former World Series of Fighting champion Marlon Moraes took to Twitter to share a signed bout agreement for a fight with fellow contender Jimmie Rivera. Here you go @JimmieRivera135 I signed my bout agreement. @ufc on fox. I also agreed to fight you on march 3rd choose what...

Jan 6, 2018 4:22 pm

Marlon Moraes posts signed bout agreement, puts Jimmie Rivera on blast!

Marlon Moraes posts signed bout agreement, puts Jimmie Rivera on blast! Marlon Moraes has signed a bout agreement to fight Jimmie Rivera at UFC Orlando on February 24. The former WSOF bantamweight champ posted the contract on Twitter while taking a jab at Rivera. Here you go @JimmieRivera135 I signed my bout agreement. @ufc on...

Dec 27, 2017 6:23 am

Report: Jimmie Rivera has been advised to stop cutting weight for UFC 219

Originally, streaking bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera was expected to take on former champ Dominick Cruz at UFC 219 on December 30. Regrettably, though, Cruz was forced out of this fight with an injury. From there, Cruz was replaced my the ever-dangerous John Lineker. Yet once again, bad luck struck, as Lineker was forced out of the fight...

Dec 26, 2017 2:16 pm

John Lineker Releases a Statement on His UFC 219 Pull Out

Leading up to the suspenseful weigh-ins approaching quickly on Friday, we already had a roller coaster of emotions kicking into UFC 219 fight week just after Christmas. Jimmie Rivera has been going back-and-forth with Marlon Moraes about being his replacement this Saturday, but despite multiple attempts to agree on increasingly higher catchweights, it never worked...

Dec 26, 2017 9:12 am

Marlon Moraes wasn’t the only top bantamweight to offer to step in against Jimmie Rivera

Originally, surging bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera was expected to take on former champ Dominick Cruz at UFC 219 on December 30. Regrettably, though, Cruz was forced out of this fight with an injury. From there, Cruz was replaced my the ever-dangerous John Lineker. Yet once again, bad luck struck, as Lineker was forced out of the fight...

Dec 26, 2017 6:26 am

Jimmie Rivera’s chances of finding a replacement opponent for UFC 219 now look slim

Originally, Streaking bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera was expected to take on former champ Dominick Cruz at UFC 219 on December 30. Regrettably, though, Cruz was forced out of this fight with an injury. From there, Cruz was replaced my the ever-dangerous John Lineker. Yet once again, bad luck struck, as Lineker was forced out of the...

Dec 25, 2017 4:48 pm

Jimmie Rivera & Marlon Moraes Go Back & Forth Trying to Set up Fight for UFC 219

It’s the season of giving! And Jimmie Rivera keeps on being given news of opponents dropping out of his UFC 219 fight. At first, he was supposed to fight former Bantamweight king, Dominick Cruz. That was until Cruz suffered a broken arm in training resulting in his drop off the card. In to replace Cruz...

Dec 24, 2017 3:32 pm

UFC 219 matchup gets canceled due to an emergency surgery procedure

A pivotal matchup set for UFC 219 has been scrapped from the end of the year card taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 30. The exciting matchup between current number 4 UFC ranked bantamweight Jimmie Rivera and number 6 ranked John Lineker has been canceled due to Lineker being forced to pull out...

Dec 14, 2017 7:00 pm

Jimmie Rivera: “When I become champ I won’t be like a TJ or McGregor”

UFC 219 was supposed to feature a huge Bantamweight showdown between former champion, Dominick Cruz and rising contender, Jimmie “El Terror” Rivera. Rivera has won twenty straight fights(five in the UFC) and his most recent came over Thomas Almeida at UFC on Fox 25. Prior to that, he handed Urijah Faber the last loss of...

Nov 21, 2017 1:35 pm

BREAKING | Jimmie Rivera Gets a New Opponent for UFC 219

The UFC’s year-end mega card has taking more hits than most of it’s roster has had, but it is slowly being built back up. One of the bouts that ended up having to get split up is Dominick Cruz’s return to the Octagon against Jimmie Rivera, which was called off because of a broken arm...

Nov 16, 2017 10:37 am

John Lineker Willing to Step in to Fight Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219

Jimmie Rivera has done everything to earn himself the biggest fights at bantamweight and UFC clearly agreed. He was matched up against former champion Dominick Cruz, but Cruz had to end up pulling out due to a broken arm. Just like that, Rivera loses out on the biggest fight in his career. He’s since called...

Nov 15, 2017 5:56 am

TJ Dillashaw gets called out for title fight at UFC 219

After his UFC 217 win over his arch rival Cody Garbrandt, TJ Dillashaw once again began calling for a flyweight title fight with dominant divisional king Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. “I mean that’s the fight that needs to happen. It has to happen,” Dillashaw explained on the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio. “I mean, it’s...

Nov 14, 2017 8:03 am

Jimmie Rivera believes he knows why Dominick Cruz got injured

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has a long and unfortunate history of being forced out of fights with injuries. Earlier this month, the trend continued, as he was forced out of a planned UFC 219 scrap with Jimmie Rivera with yet another injury. Speaking to MMAJunkie this week, Rivera explained that, despite Cruz’s apparent...

Sep 29, 2017 7:30 am

Aljamain Sterling Gets Into It With Jimmie Rivera’s Wife on Twitter

This fight game gets heated, ladies and gentlemen. Especially now with a cornucopia of social media overflowing at our fingertips. It’s easy to get heavily invested in an upcoming fight and get carried away talking to someone about it online. It happens to the best of us. It must be even harder to try and...

Sep 27, 2017 5:03 pm

Two Major Fights Added to UFC 219

When it rains, it totally pours. Four giant fights are slated for UFC 218, including Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou being official. Now, we have our first three fights announced for the UFC’s year-end  card on December 3oth. Former UFC champions, Carla Esparza and Dominick Cruz will return to action in high-profile fights for their...

Jul 23, 2017 4:18 pm

Jimmie Rivera sounds off on Dominick Cruz: Defend your spot or get out of the way

Last night, in the first bout of the UFC Long Island main card, streaking bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera stepped into the cage with venomous Brazilian striker Thomas Almeida. After three fun rounds of fighting, Rivera was awarded a unanimous decision win. With this outcome, he improved to an incredible 21-1, and further cemented himself as...

Jul 22, 2017 5:37 pm

UFC on FOX 25 Results: Jimmie Rivera defeats Thomas Almeida (Highlights)

A bantamweight scrap between Jimmie Rivera and Thomas Almeida kicked off tonight’s UFC on FOX 25 main card from Long Island, New York. Round one begins and Rivera misses with a low kick to start things off. Almeida fires off one of his own that connects. Another low kick from Almeida finds a home. Rivera...

May 9, 2017 10:26 am

UFC on Fox 25 in Long Island gets key bantamweight scrap

On July 22, the UFC will make its anticipated debut in Long Island with UFC on Fox 25. Over the last few weeks, the card has begun to come together, and today, it’s being reported that the lineup has grown by one crucial bantamweight fight. This fight will pit New Jersey’s Jimmie Rivera against Brazilian...

Apr 25, 2017 9:26 am

VIDEO | Jimmie Rivera sparring TJ Dillashaw, claims Dillashaw has no KO power

Several years ago, UFC bantamweights TJ Dillashaw and Jimmie Rivera took part in a sparring session at Roufusport gym in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The sparring session was kept quiet until now, when video footage of the session, which allegedly took place 4 years ago, was leaked online. While Rivera has confirmed that he did not leak...

Jan 9, 2017 9:32 am

After cancelled Caraway bout, Jimmie Rivera sets sights on Dominick Cruz

Until last week, rising bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera expected to take on dangerous veteran Bryan Caraway on the main card of the UFC’s upcoming return to Phoenix. Then, Caraway pulled out of the fight with an injury. Though Ecuador’s Marlon “Chito” Vera was briefly targeted as Caraway’s replacement, Rivera ultimately turned down this last-minute challenge,...

Sep 12, 2016 8:31 pm

Jimmie Rivera Wants Number-One-Contender Fight with TJ Dillashaw

Last Saturday, on the main card of UFC 203, New Jersey’s Jimmie Rivera defeated Urijah Faber by unanimous decision. It was undoubtedly the biggest win of the bantamweight contender’s career. Now an incredible 20-1 overall, and an deeply-embedded member of the bantamweight division’s top-10, Rivera is undoubtedly is now ready for another big step up...

Sep 11, 2016 11:10 am

Ouch: Jimmie Rivera Sustains Crack Behind Retina After Urijah Faber Eye-Poke

On the main card of UFC 203, Jimmie Rivera earned a unanimous decision win over Urijah Faber, becoming the first bantamweight to defeat the long-time contender in a three-round, non-title fight. The decision win goes down as the biggest of the 27-year-old prospect’s career, and is likely to have earned him a spot deep inside...

Jan 30, 2016 6:03 pm

UFC on FOX 18 Results: Jimmie Rivera defeats Iuri Alcantara via decision

The second bout of the UFC on FOX 18 main card featured a bantamweight fight between Iuri Alcantara (33-7 MMA) and Jimmie Rivera (19-1 MMA). Round one begins with a touch of gloves. Alcantara opens with a kick to the body of Jimmie. Big shots from both men. Good strikes land for Alcantara. Rivera is...