Francisco Rivera Out; Rafael Assuncao vs Pedro Munhoz Set for UFC 170

Raphael Assuncao

Raphael Assuncao

  • 21-4-0 MMA / 5-1 UFC Record
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Yves Jabouin, Mike Easton, TJ Dillashaw

Pedro Munhoz

Pedro Munhoz

  • 10-0 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 9 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Mitch Jackson, Jeff Curran, Billy Daniels

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UFC 170

February 22nd, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center

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Raphael Assuncao may be a win or two away from a title shot following a razor-thin, somewhat controversial split decision win over TJ Dillashaw at UFC Fight Night 29. He’s now a perfect 5-0 as a bantamweight, including other key wins over Johnny Eduardo and Mike Easton.

Resurrection Fighting Alliance’s bantamweight champion, Pedro Munhoz, got the call from the UFC following his 41-second submission win over Billy Daniels at RFA 12. The win extended his record to a perfect 10-0 mark, including a split decision victory last August over UFC veteran, Jeff Curran.

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Raphael Assuncao vs Francisco Rivera, Stephen Thompson vs Robert Whittaker Booked for UFC 170

Raphael Assuncao

Raphael Assuncao

  • 21-4-0 MMA / 5-1 UFC Record
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Yves Jabouin, Mike Easton, TJ Dillashaw

Francisco Rivera

Francisco Rivera

  • 10-2 MMA / 3-1 UFC Record
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Edwin Figueroa, Antonio Duarte, George Roop

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Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson

  • 8-1 MMA / 3-1 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Dan Stittgen, Nah-Shon Burrell, Chris Clements

Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker

  • 11-3 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record
  • Won 2 of Last 3 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Ben Alloway, Colton Smith, Bradley Scott

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UFC 170

February 22nd, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

Mandalay Bay Events Center

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Raphael Assuncao may be a win or two away from a title shot following a razor-thin, somewhat controversial split decision win over TJ Dillashaw at UFC Fight Night 29. He’s now a perfect 5-0 as a bantamweight, including other key wins over Johnny Eduardo and Mike Easton.

Francisco Rivera extended his current win streak to five at UFC Fight Night 31, stopping George Roop in the second round by TKO. He was released from the UFC in June of 2011, following a submission loss to Reuben Duran at the Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale, but was brought back after two wins under the Tachi Palace Fights banner.

The evolution of Stephen Thompson into a complete mixed martial artist, took another big step at UFC 165, showing much-improved wrestling which led to a second round TKO victory over Chris Clements.  That’s now two straight victories in the octagon since his loss to Matt Brown in April of last year, also earning a unanimous decision win over Nah-Shon Burrell at UFC 160.

Ultimate Fighter: Smashes welterweight winner, Robert Whittaker suffered his first loss in the UFC at Fight Night 27, ending up on the losing side of a hard-fought split decision against Court McGee. The loss snapped a two-fight win streak, which included wins over Brad Scott and Colton Smith.

UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Tim Kennedy def. Rafael Natal via KO (Punch) – Round 1, 4:40
  • Alexis Davis def. Liz Carmouche via Unanimous Decision
  • Yoel Romero def. Ronny Markes via TKO (Strikes) – Round 3, 1:39
  • Rustam Khabilov def. Jorge Masvidal via Unanimous Decision
  • Michael Chiesa def. Colton Smith via Rear Naked Choke – Round 2, 1:41

Preliminary Card:

  • Bobby Green def. James Krause via TKO (Kick) – Round 1, 3:50
  • Francisco Rivera def. George Roop via TKO (Strikes) – Round 2, 2:20
  • Dennis Bermudez def. Steven Siler via Unanimous Decision
  • Amanda Nunes def. Germaine de Randamie via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 3:56
  • Lorenz Larkin def. Chris Camozzi via Unanimous Decision
  • Yancy Medeiros def. Yves Edwards via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 2:47
  • Seth Baczynski def. Neil Magny via Unanimous Decision
  • Derek Brunson def. Brian Houston via Rear Naked Choke – Round 1, 0:48

George Roop vs Francisco Rivera Added to UFC 166

George Roop

 

George Roop

  • 14-9-1 MMA / 4-5 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Brian Bowles, Chan Sung Jung, Josh Grispi

Francisco Rivera

Francisco Rivera

  • 9-2 MMA / 2-0 UFC Record
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Edwin Figueroa, Antonio Duarte, Alex Soto

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UFC 166

October 19th, 2013

Houston, Texas

Toyota Center

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George Roop added another huge victory to his resume at UFC 160, stopping former WEC bantamweight champion Brian Bowles in the second round via TKO. He’s now won two straight fights in the octagon, including a unanimous decision win over Reuben Duran in March. Roop’s only losses since January of 2011 were a TKO loss to Cub Swanson and a controversial split decision loss to Hatsu Hioki at UFC 137.

Francisco Rivera returned from his suspension in solid form, earning a second round TKO victory over Edwin Figueroa at UFC 156. The win is technically his second victory in a row, after his win over Roland Delorme was overturned following a positive drug test in the post-fight testing.

Francisco Rivera Out; Hugo Viana vs TJ Dillashaw Booked for UFC on FOX 7

Hugo Viana

Hugo Viana

  • 7-0 MMA / 2-0 UFC Record
  • 7 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: John Teixeira, Reuben Duran

TJ Dillashaw

 

TJ Dillashaw

  • 7-1 MMA / 3-1 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Walel Watson, Vaughn Lee, Issei Tamura

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UFC On FOX 7

April 20th, 2013

San Jose, California

HP Pavilion

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Hugo ‘Wolverine’ Viana looked great in his bantamweight debut, scoring a first round knockout victory over Reuben Duran at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale. He debuted with the UFC as a featherweight, defeating John Teixeira de Conceicao by split decision.

Blue chip prospect, TJ Dillashaw extended his win streak to three, with a second round knockout of Issei Tamura at UFC 158. Other victories include a decision win over Walel Watson and a submission win over Vaughan Lee.

Joseph Benavidez vs Darren Uyenoyama, Francisco Rivera vs Hugo Viana Joins UFC on FOX 7

Joseph Benavidez

 

Joseph Benavidez

  • 17-3 MMA / 4-1 UFC Record
  • Won 5 of Last 6 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Ian McCall, Eddie Wineland, Yasuhiro Urushitani

Darren Uyenoyama

 

Darren Uyenoyama

  • 8-3 MMA / 2-0 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Rambaa Somdet, Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto, Phil Harris

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Francisco Rivera

 

Francisco Rivera

  • 9-2 MMA / 2-0 UFC Record
  • 4 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Edwin Figueroa, Antonio Duarte, Alex Soto

Hugo Viana

 

Hugo Viana

  • 7-0 MMA / 2-0 UFC Record
  • 7 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: John Teixeira, Reuben Duran

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UFC On FOX 7

April 20th, 2013

San Jose, California

HP Pavilion

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Joseph Benavidez once again returned to the win column with a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over Ian McCall at UFC 156. He’s now won five of his last six fights, only losing to Demetrious Johnson by split decision in September of last year.

Darren Uyenoyama impressed in his UFC debut, back in November of 2011, dominating Norifumi ‘Kid’ Yamamoto to earn a unanimous decision victory at UFC on FOX 1. He did the same in his sophomore appearance, submitting Phil Harris in the second round by rear naked choke, last October.

Francisco Rivera returned from his suspension in solid form, earning a second round TKO victory over Edwin Figueroa at UFC 156. The win is technically his second victory in a row, after his win over Roland Delorme was overturned following a positive drug test in the post-fight testing.

Hugo ‘Wolverine’ Viana looked great in his bantamweight debut, scoring a first round knockout victory over Reuben Duran at The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale. He debuted with the UFC as a featherweight, defeating John Teixeira de Conceicao by split decision.

UFC 156 Quick Results

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Main Card

  • Jose Aldo def. Frank Edgar by Unanimous Decision 
  • Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Rashad Evans via Unanimous Decision
  • Antonio Silva def. Alistair Overeem via KO (Punches) – Round 3, 0:25
  • Demain Maia def. Jon Fitch via Unanimous Decision
  • Joseph Benavidez def. Ian McCall via Unanimous Decision

Preliminary Card

  • Evan Dunham def. Gleison Tibau via Split Decision
  • Tyron Woodley def. Jay Hieron via KO (Punches) – Round 1, 0:36
  • Bobby Green def. Jacob Volkmann via Rear Naked Choke – Round 3, 4:25
  • Isaac Vallie-Flagg def. Yves Edwards via Split Decision
  • Dustin Kimura def. Chico Camus via Rear Naked Choke – Round 3, 1:50
  • Francisco Rivera def. Edwin Figueroa via TKO (Punches) – Round 2, 4:20