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Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes *TARGETED* for UFC-Utica *POLL*

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Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes *TARGETED* for UFC-Utica *POLL*

Postby moose84 » Feb 24. 2018, 16:29

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A bantamweight matchup between Jimmie Rivera and Marlon Moraes is targeted to headline an upcoming UFC Fight Night Event in New York.

The news comes via reports from MMAFighting.com and ESPN.com, which said the bout is in the process of being finalized. Rivera (21-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) and Moraes’ (20-5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) reps could not immediately be reached for comment.

Details on the UFC Fight Night event have yet to be released, but the fight card takes place June 1 at Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, N.Y., and is expected to air on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Rivera hoped to meet Moraes this past December at UFC 219 when a fight with ex-champ Dominick Cruz fell through for the year-end event. Rivera subsequently went a few rounds on Twitter with Moraes.

Rivera and Moraes reportedly were targeted to meet on Saturday at UFC on FOX 28 and had been sent bout agreements. But Rivera’s honeymoon nixed that booking.

Rivera remains unbeaten as a UFC bantamweight with five straight wins, including a decision win over Thomas Almeida this past July. Moraes, a former WSOF champ, is a strong insurgent after a knockout of Aljamain Sterling this past December that upped his current streak to two.

The winner of the bout could be poised for a title shot later this year.

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Re: Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes *TARGETED* for UFC-Utica *POLL*

Postby hippielove » Feb 24. 2018, 16:42

Great matchup here!  :fb
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Re: Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes *TARGETED* for UFC-Utica *POLL*

Postby JackHawk MMA » Feb 24. 2018, 18:51

Tough fight to call.... I thought these guys trained together?? Or are they both just based in NJ?
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Re: Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes *TARGETED* for UFC-Utica *POLL*

Postby moose84 » Feb 24. 2018, 23:19

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