Even the bantamweight contenders’ this February, film goes to be booted.
On Wednesday, the UFC announced that Jimmie Rivera (22-2) will combat Aljamain Sterling (16-3) in the advertising ’s first-ever ESPN series, which can be set to take place on Feb. 19 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena at Phoenix. The bout was initially reported by azcentral.com.
Rivera and Sterling both will look to continue their winning ways. In September, Sterling defeated Cody Stamann using a rare “Suloev Stretch” kneebar to select up his 2nd straight win as a reduction to Marlon Moraes in UFC Fresno. “rdquo & Funk Master; has now won four of the past five and is 8-3 in the UFC over all.
This will be a opportunity for Rivera to start a new streak after seeing a run of 20 consecutive successes. He bounced back with a unanimous decision win over John Dodson, which raised his Octagon markers to 6-1.
In the UFC’s official contenders’ positions, Rivera currently sits at No. 5 with Sterling two areas supporting him at No. 7.