A key bantamweight bout between Marlon Moraes and Jimmie Rivera served as the headliner of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 131 event in Utica, New York.
Jimmie Rivera enters the fight riding an amazing twenty-fight win streak, while his opponent Marlon Moraes is coming off a spectacular knockout victory over Aljamain Sterling.
Round one begins and both men paw with jabs early. Marlon moves to his left and then throws a head kick that absolutely rocks Rivera. Jimmie hits the canvas as Moraes is all over him with punches. The referee has no choice but to step in and call a stop to the contest. WOW!
Marlon Moraes, bruh, we felt that one from Los Angeles 😳. pic.twitter.com/n3vttSlzVw
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