Jimmie Rivera News

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...