Former UFC bantamweight Francisco Rivera returns after five-year layoff with brutal KO at XMMA

Former UFC bantamweight Francisco Rivera returned after a five-year layoff with a brutal KO win over Ryan Lilley at XMMA. Rivera previously fought for the UFC twice, in 2011 and then between 2012 and 2016. Overall, “Cisco” went 4-6, 1 NC in the UFC, with memorable knockout wins over Alex Caceres, George Roop, and Edwin […]

UFC bantamweight flagged by USADA for potential anti-doping violation

The string of failed drug tests continues! Fresh off of his UFC 201 unanimous decision┬áloss┬áto Erik Perez, Francisco Rivera has been notified of a potential USADA anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition drug test on July 23rd, a week prior to his UFC 201 scrap. Rivera spoke about the situation to MMAFighting, blaming the failed […]