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

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UFC 156

February 2nd, 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center

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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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