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  1. UFC 191: Who's on the Hot Seat in Las Vegas This Weekend?Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | BleacherReport

    ... the bantamweight division. must show that he is as much of a banger at 135 pounds and faces a stiff test in Francisco Rivera. If he can't, he won't receive any sympathy from the fans or is a darn good fighter. He's 15-1 in his career and 4-1 in the ...


  2. Maniacs, have your voice heard! Francisco Rivera speaks with MMAmania.comRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 27 | MMA Mania

    It's time to get a little crazy, Maniacs. Ultimate Fighting Championship Bantamweight contender Francisco Rivera, who fights former Flyweight John Lineker at the UFC 191 pay-per-view next month inside MGM Grand Garden Arena, will be talking with later this afternoon.


  3. UFC Fight Night 74 Results: Burning Questions Heading into UFC 191Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | BleacherReport

    ... it's a card that will likely bring both technical brilliance and good ol' fashioned face-punching. Francisco Rivera and John Lineker are the two heaviest hitters at 135 pounds...and they are set to square off. Lineker is back at 135 pounds after a ...


  4. Takeya Mizugaki vs. George Roop added to UFC Japan in SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2015 | Cage Pages

    May 24, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Takeya Mizugaki celebrates his win by unanimous decision against his opponent Francisco Rivera after their UFC 173 bantamweight bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mizugaki won the bout by unanimous decision.


  5. Francisco Rivera vs. John Lineker headed to UFC 191Read the original story

    Jul 16, 2015 | BloodyElbow

    ... will finally make his return to bantamweight. And it should be a bangfest, as he takes on heavy handed Francisco Rivera at UFC 191 . The news was confirmed by the UFC during a list of fight announcements made on the UFC Fight Night: Duffee vs. Mir ...


  6. Bleacher Report Men's MMA Rankings for July 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | BleacherReport

    ... for ' days as a fringe top-10 bantamweight are done, courtesy of a brutal, 21-second knockout delivered by Francisco Rivera. Rivera takes his place, and while he doesn't quite pop into the top-10, one more win will likely do the trick. nearly ...


  7. UFC Fight Night 68 Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and LosersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | BleacherReport

    ... the rest of the UFC Fight Night 68 competitors. Instead, he lasted only 21 seconds in a knockout loss to Francisco Rivera. Had Caceres made it competitive, he probably wouldn't have to worry about his UFC roster spot, but suffering a third straight ...


  8. UFC fighter rankings: Dan Henderson ranked at middleweight following KO winRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2015 | BloodyElbow

    ... changes. The only fighters from Saturday whose rankings were boosted were Hendo, Ben Rothwell, and Francisco Rivera . Pound-for-Pound : Demetrious Johnson returns to 2nd on the list ahead of Chris Weidman . Anderson Silva's ... ability to just ...


  9. 8 Must-See MMA Fights in JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | BleacherReport

    ... had a slick guillotine over Justin Edwards, Shawn Jordan pulled out a hook kick on Derrick Lewis and Francisco Rivera flattened Alex Caceres in 21 seconds. And the night was just half over by that time. Anthony Birchak, Brian Ortega and Dustin ...


  10. UFC New Orleans main card result recap: Poirier, Ortega impress, Soto knocked outRead the original story

    Jun 8, 2015 | BloodyElbow

    ... grace, we were treated to a main card full of spectacular finishes. This fight further illustrated that Francisco Rivera is amongst one of the most powerful strikers in the bantamweight division. The high point of this fight was Rivera's boxing ...


  11. Francisco Rivera wants Urijah Faber rematch after first-round win at UFC Fight Night 68Read the original story

    Jun 7, 2015 | MMA Mania

    Francisco Rivera came out with bad intentions during last night's UFC Fight Night 68 event in New Orleans, Louisiana, as he knocked out Alex Caceres in just 21 seconds of the first round with a beautiful combination of strikes that left "Bruce Leeroy" seeing stars . Unfortunately for Rivera, his performance came up short when it came time to hand out post-fight bonuses , as the event featured a bevy of impressive finishes.


  12. Post-UFC Fight Night 68 Matchmaking featuring Francisco Rivera vs. Urijah Faber 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2015 | Cage Pages

    Dec 5, 2014; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Urijah Faber and Francisco Rivera face off during the UFC 181 weigh-ins at Mandalay Bay Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports The UFC held their fifth event in New Orleans, but their eighth in the state of Louisiana for UFC Fight Night 68. It was the first card held in the Smoothie King Center, home to the New Orleans Pelicans.


  13. Top 5 Fights To Make In The Wake Of UFC Fight Night 68Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2015 | Rant MMA

    ... back the clock by demolishing Tim Boetsch in the main event. There were other impressive efforts from Francisco Rivera, Dustin Poirier and Ben Rothwell. Here are the Top 5 fights to make in the wake of UFC Fight Night 68. Jordan made it three ...


  14. After cracked retina, Francisco Rivera attempts to put eye scare behind himRead the original story

    Jun 5, 2015 |

    Francisco Rivera was en route to one of the best performances of his life against his toughest opponent. After a very close first round, one in which many thought Rivera won, Urijah Faber put an open hand out to get distance as Rivera feinted.


  15. UFC Fight Night 68: Alex Caceres, Francisco Rivera Bantamweight Battle Has Exciting PotentialRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | Rant MMA

    Two exciting bantamweights in need of a win should make for a contest with a high urgency level this weekend at UFC Fight Night 68 in New Orleans. Both Alex Caceres and Francisco Rivera will be looking to put their best foot forward in order to snap out of current two-fight funks.


  16. UFC Fight Night 68: Main Card Betting Odds and PredictionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | BleacherReport

    ... with predictions for all the UFC Fight Night 68 main card bouts. Following a five-bout winning streak, Francisco Rivera has gotten some tough matchups and has now lost two in a row. Losses to Urijah Faber and Takeya Mizugaki weren't overly damaging ...


  17. UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs Henderson - Idiot's Guide Preview to Francisco Rivera vs Alex CaceresRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2015 | BloodyElbow

    David Castillo breaks down the three things you need to know about the bout that will wash the unpleasant prelim taste of your mouth for UFN 68 in New Orleans. A pair of very entertaining bantamweights look to light the fires this June 6, 2015 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.


  18. UFC Bantamweight Division Has Been Quiet Despite the Talent and RivalriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2015 | BleacherReport

    ... the title in July. Faber : Actually, he is currently free of injuries. Faber is coming off a win against Francisco Rivera at UFC 181, but he is moving up to featherweight to face Frankie Edgar next month in Manila. : He defeated Caraway in October ...


  19. Alex Caceres, Francisco Rivera to Meet at UFC Fight Night 68 in New Orleans CardRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 15, 2015 | BleacherReport

    The event takes place June 6 in New Orleans. This latest addition to the card was first reported Tuesday by UFC fans know both men nearly as much for their inconsistency as for their high-octane theatrics in the cage.


  20. Francisco Rivera meets Alex Caceres in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night 68 in New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2015 | Cage Pages

    Dec 5, 2014; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Francisco Rivera weighs in for his bout against Urijah Faber during the UFC 181 weigh-ins at Mandalay Bay Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports #11-ranked UFC Bantamweight, Francisco Rivera , and #15 Alex Caceres look to remain on the rankings and possibly even enter the top ten of the division when they fight at UFC Fight Night 68. The bantamweight fight is scheduled to take place at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on June 6. The event will be televised on FOX Sports 1. Rivera last fought in December at UFC 181 in Las Vegas, suffering a controversial second-round Rear Nake Choke loss to Urijah Faber.