Rivera Delivers at UFC on Fox Newark
UFC Fight Night Newark
January 30th, 2016
Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Jimmie Rivera (TSMMA) 135lbs vs Iuri Alcantara – 135lbs
Rivera Wins via Unanimous Decision
Jimmie Rivera punched his UFC contender card with a hard fought victory over previously #14 ranked Iuri Alcantara. After traveling abroad for his previous 2 UFC fights, Rivera finally got his chance to shine for his hometown friends and family in his backyard of Newark, NJ. Rivera pushed the pace and controlled the action from start to finish in the 3 round affiar. His constant pressure kept Alcantara off balance and backpaddling throughtout the bout. Rivera put his stamp on every round scoring with explosive takedowns to compliment his effective striking. Alcantara had his moments in round 2 and 3 landing powerful striaght left hands, but in the end it was Rivera who earned the “W” with his complete performance. Expect Rivera to enter the offical top 15 rankings in the Bantamweight divison following his 3rd straight UFC victory in less than 7 months.