UFC NEWS – Jorge Rivera Returns Against Eric Schafer At UFC on FX 1

November 29, 2011 1:24 pm by Pedro Carrasco

A middleweight scrap has apparently been added to the UFC’s debut on Fox broadcasting partner, FX.

UFC on FX 1 is set to take place from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on January 20. A lightweight bout between Melvin Guillard and Jim Miller will serve as the evenings main event live on FX. The preliminary bouts are expected to air on FUEL TV.

Rivera comes back after a two-fight losing streak. He was most recently seen at UFC 133 losing a decision in a hard fought fight against Constantinos Philippou. Prior to the Philippou loss he took a beating at the hands of Michael Bisping at UFC 127 in Australia. The Bisping loss snapped a three-fight win streak for the Boston area fighter.

Schafer who once held some success in the UFC’s 205 pound division was last seen in action against Aaron Simpson at UFC 136. In the bout he was taken out of his game with better striking and suffered a unanimous decision loss. After be cut by the UFC in the past, he more than likely needs a win against Rivera to hold his place on the roster.

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