Jimmie Rivera

Jimmie Rivera, UFC Veteran, Signs With BKFC And Set To Debut May 6

Former UFC bantamweight Jimmie Rivera has signed with Bare Knuckle FC and will make his promotional debut on May 6. Rivera’s opponent for his first fight in bare-knuckle boxing is expected to be announced later this week. BKFC announced the signing in a press release and on their social...
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UFC veteran Jimmie Rivera signs with BKFC, targets May 6 debut

Jimmie Rivera is the latest MMA veteran to take his talents to bare-knuckle boxing. The former UFC bantamweight contender has officially inked a long-speculated deal with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC), the promotion announced on Monday. Rivera is expected to make his bare-knuckle boxing debut on May 6 at BKFC...
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Cody Stamann: ‘I Had No Business Being in There’ with Jimmie Rivera

At UFC 270, Cody Stamann will attempt to bounce back from suffering back-to-back losses. Stamann (19-4-1, 5-3-1 UFC) is scheduled to face Said Nurmagomedov in a much-anticipated clash in the 135-pound division. The negative moment for "The Spartan" began when he dropped a decision to Jimmie Rivera at UFC on ESPN 13. Stamann believes he should have thought more carefully before accepting that fight, as he carried the momentum of a win over Brian Kelleher, but was also dealing with a tragic death in the family.

Archives: Marlon Vera Says Jimmie Rivera Is ‘Not A Real Man’ (2017)

Five years ago, a 24-year-old Marlon Vera let Jimmie Rivera hear it after Rivera pulled out of their fight. Little did young “Chito” that Rivera would pull out of a fight between them again three years later at UFC 247. The following article is presented to you in...

Jimmie Rivera To Sign With BKFC, Reveals Manager

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship will be adding another former UFC fighter to their roster. According to Malki Kawa, the head of First Round Management, he revealed Rivera has agreed to sign with BKFC. Who he will fight and when is uncertain, but the former ranked UFC bantamweight has agreed to join the sans gloves promotion. BKFC has yet to publicly confirm the signing.

Jimmie Rivera Signs with BKFC

The former top-ranked UFC bantamweight Jimmie Rivera has found a new home with a fresh start for the combat sports veteran. It was announced by his manager Malki Kawa of First Round Management that the New Yorker was signing with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. Kawa announced it on “The Schmo” on Monday but no details as far as contract length or opponent were disclosed during the interview.
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Former UFC contender Jimmie Rivera signing with Bare Knuckle FC

Yet another familiar UFC name is headed to bare knuckle boxing. Manager Malki Kawa told ‘The Schmo’ in an interview that former bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera is signing with Bare Knuckle FC. This hasn’t been made official by BKFC yet and no further details were revealed. Rivera (23-5) had his...

Demian Maia, Jimmie Rivera no longer under contract with UFC

Demian Maia, a former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight and Welterweight title challenger, and long-term ranked Bantamweight, Jimmie Rivera, are no longer on the promotion’s roster. Maia (No. 11) and Rivera (No. 13) have parted ways with UFC, according to promotion officials. This puts to rest Maia’s hopes of having...

UFC parts ways with Demian Maia, Jimmie Rivera

The UFC parted ways with Demian Maia and Jimmie Rivera after both fighters recently completed their contracts with the promotion, an official confirmed to MMA Junkie's John Morgan on Monday. Maia, 43, is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Belal Muhammad at UFC 263 in June. He dropped to...