Jimmie “El Terror” Rivera will face off with former WSOF bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes in the main event of UFC Fight Night Utica tonight at Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York.
Jimmie Rivera (21-1) is on a 20 fight winning streak and hasn’t tasted defeat in professional MMA competition since 2008. Rivera holds UFC wins over Thomas Almeida, Urijah Faber, Iuri Alcantara, Pedro Munhoz and Marcus Brimage. The New York native is a product of Team Tiger Schulmann and veteran of the KOTC, Bellator and WSOF promotions.
Marlon Moraes (20-5-1) is a former bantamweight champion in the World Series of Fighting. Moraes defended the title 5 times before signing with the UFC last year. The Brazilian made his promotional debut against Raphael Assuncao at UFC 212, where he lost via split decision. Marlon trains out the Ricardo Almeida Jiu-Jitsu alongside Frankie Edgar, Eddie Alvarez, and Edson Barboza.
Bantamweight: Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes
Lightweight: Gregor Gillespie vs. Vinc Pichel
Heavyweight: Walt Harris vs. Daniel Spitz
Welterweight: Jake Ellenberger vs. Ben Saunders
Featherweight: Julio Arce vs. Daniel Teymur
Light Heavyweight: Gian Villante vs. Sam Alvey
Women’s Flyweight: Sijara Eubanks vs. Lauren Murphy
Lightweight: Nik Lentz vs. David Teymur
Welterweight: Belal Muhammad vs. Chance Rencountre
Lightweight: Desmond Green vs. Gleison Tibau
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Women’s Strawweight: Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel
Bantamweight: Johnny Eduardo vs. Nathaniel Wood
Flyweight: Jarred Brooks vs. Jose Torres
How to watch UFC Fight Night Utica
The Early Prelims stream exclusively on UFC Fight Pass tonight from 11:30pm BST.
Watch UFC Fight Night Utica live on BT Sport 2 from 1am BST early on Saturday 2nd June.