Edwin Figueroa vs Francisco Rivera Set for UFC 156

Edwin Figueroa


Edwin Figueroa

  • 9-1 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Johnny Bedford, Jason Reinhardt, Alex Caceres

Francisco Rivera


Francisco Rivera

  • 8-2 MMA / 1-1 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Brad McDonald, Antonio Duarte, Alex Soto


UFC 156

February 2nd, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center


Injuries have kept Edwin Figueroa out of competition since February, when he won a hard-fought split decision over Alex Caceres at UFC 143. The win was his second victory in a row, also taking out Jason Reinhardt with a second round TKO in August of last year. Figueroa’s only career lost was a unanimous decision defeat to current #1 contender, Michael McDonald in his UFC debut.

Francisco Rivera earned a first round knockout victory at UFC 149 over Roland Delorme, but was later overturned after testing positive for a banned substance and suspended for 90-days. The win would have been his fourth consecutive victory, previously beating Brad McDonald, Antonio Duarte, and Alex Soto.


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