Jimmie Rivera

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Jimmie Rivera
Born (1989-06-29) June 29, 1989 (age 28)[1]
Ramsey, New Jersey, United States
Other names El Terror
Nationality American
Ethnicity Puerto Rican
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[2]
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Division Bantamweight (135 lb)
Featherweight (145 lb)
Reach 65.0 in (165 cm)
Fighting out of Manhattan, New York, United States
Team Team Tiger Schulmann
Rank 3rd degree black belt in Tiger Schulmann's MMA[3]
Years active 2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 21
Wins 20
By knockout 4
By submission 2
By decision 14
Losses 1
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Jimmie Ernesto Rivera[4] (born June 29, 1989) is an American mixed martial artist of Puerto Rican descent, who competes in UFC's bantamweight division.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

A Tiger Schulmann MMA product, Jimmie Rivera started his career in 2007 when he was 18 years old. After compiling an undefeated 7–0 record as an amateur within only two years, he moved to professional mixed martial arts.[5]

As a professional, he fought only for New Jersey's promotion Ring of Combat before signing with Bellator in 2009.

Bellator Fighting Championships[edit]

Rivera made his debut on April 10, 2009 at Bellator 2 against Willie Gates. Rivera won via submission in the third round.[6]

Rivera faced Nick Garcia on June 12, 2009 at Bellator 11. He defeated Garcia via unanimous decision.[7]

King of the Cage[edit]

Rivera faced Abel Cullum on September 17, 2010 for the KOTC flyweight title. Rivera won via split decision (49-46 Rivera, 49-46 Rivera, 48-47 Cullum) after five rounds and became the new champion.[8]

Rivera made a title defense against Jared Papazian on February 3, 2011. After five rounds he won via unanimous decision and retained his belt.[9]

The Ultimate Fighter[edit]

Rivera appeared in the first episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller. He lost via TKO in the second round against Dennis Bermudez during the entry round.[10]

Return to Ring of Combat[edit]

Rivera returned to ROC on June 15, 2012 against Justin Hickey for the bantamweight title. He won the title via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) in a three-round match.[11]

Rivera defended his belt once against Joel Roberts on September 14, 2012.[12]

Rivera was expected to face Anthony Leone on November 18, 2011.[13] It was rescheduled to happen on April 27, 2012, but for undisclosed reasons the fight was scrapped.[14]

Second Bellator run[edit]

Rivera faced Jesse Brock on December 7, 2012 at Bellator 83. He won via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).[15]

Rivera faced Brian Kelleher on April 4, 2013 at Bellator 95. He won via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).[16]

World Series of Fighting[edit]

Rivera faced Sidemar Honório on September 14, 2013 at WSOF 5.[17] He was able to come through after taking a significant amount of damage in the first round, and managed to recover in the second and third rounds using his strength and wrestling skills. Rivera won the fight via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).[18]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Rivera made his promotional debut and faced Marcus Brimage on July 18, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 72, replacing an injured Ian Entwistle.[19] He won the fight via KO in the first round.[20]

Rivera faced Pedro Munhoz on November 7, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 77.[21] He won the fight via split decision.[22]

Rivera faced Iuri Alcântara on January 30, 2016 at UFC on Fox 18.[23] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[24] The win also earned Rivera his first Fight of the Night bonus award.[25]

Rivera faced Urijah Faber on September 10, 2016 at UFC 203.[26] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[27]

Rivera was expected to face Bryan Caraway on January 15, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 103.[28] However, Caraway pulled out of the fight citing a injury, and Rivera rejected the replacement Marlon Vera due to the lack of rank and relevance in the division.[29]

Rivera is expected to face Thomas Almeida on July 22, 2017 at UFC on Fox 25.[30]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 20–1 Urijah Faber Decision (unanimous) UFC 203 September 10, 2016 3 5:00 Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Win 19–1 Iuri Alcântara Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Bader January 30, 2016 3 5:00 Newark, New Jersey, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 18–1 Pedro Munhoz Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 November 7, 2015 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 17–1 Marcus Brimage KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites July 18, 2015 1 1:29 Glasgow, Scotland
Win 16–1 Carson Beebe KO (punch) CFFC 48: Good vs. Burrell May 9, 2015 1 0:16 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Defended the CFFC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 15–1 Anthony Durnell TKO (punch) CFFC 43: Webb vs. Good November 1, 2014 3 3:22 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Won the vacant CFFC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 14–1 Cody Stevens Decision (unanimous) CFFC 35: Heckman vs. Makashvili April 26, 2014 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 13–1 Sidemar Honório Decision (unanimous) WSOF 5 September 14, 2013 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 12–1 Brian Kelleher Decision (unanimous) Bellator 95 April 4, 2013 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Catchweight (140 lbs) bout.
Win 11–1 Jesse Brock Decision (unanimous) Bellator 83 December 7, 2012 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 10–1 Joel Roberts Decision (unanimous) Ring of Combat 42 September 14, 2012 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Defended the ROC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 9–1 Justin Hickey Decision (unanimous) Ring of Combat 41 June 15, 2012 3 5:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Won the ROC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 8–1 Jared Papazian Decision (unanimous) KOTC: Empire February 3, 2011 5 5:00 San Bernardino, California, United States Defended the KOTC Flyweight (135 lbs) Championship.
Win 7–1 Abel Cullum Decision (split) KOTC: No Mercy September 17, 2010 5 5:00 Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States Won the KOTC Flyweight (135 lbs) Championship.
Win 6–1 Carlos David KO (punches) Ring of Combat 29 April 16, 2010 2 2:59 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 5–1 Claudio Ledesma Decision (unanimous) UCC 1: Merciless March 19, 2010 3 5:00 Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Win 4–1 Nick Garcia Decision (unanimous) Bellator 11 June 12, 2009 3 5:00 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 3–1 Willie Gates Submission (triangle choke) Bellator 2 April 10, 2009 3 3:17 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 2–1 Tyler Venice Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) Ring of Combat 23 February 20, 2009 2 1:13 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Bantamweight debut.
Loss 1–1 Jason McLean Decision (split) Ring of Combat 22 November 21, 2008 3 4:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Catchweight (150 lbs) bout.
Win 1–0 Fernando Bernandino Decision (unanimous) Ring of Combat 21 September 12, 2008 2 4:00 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Catchweight (150 lbs) bout.

Mixed martial arts exhibition record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0–1 Dennis Bermudez TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller September 21, 2011 (airdate) 2 1:40 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Preliminary bout.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jimmie Rivera's profile Bellator.com
  2. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Bisping vs. Leites". UFC.com. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Jimmie Rivera - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved July 19, 2015. 
  4. ^ http://boxing.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/boxingnvgov/content/results/MMA/2011/TUF-06-07-11-MMA.pdf
  5. ^ Jimmie Rivera's mixed martial arts record Mixedmartialarts.com
  6. ^ Bellator II live results by Craig Jolicoeur (Bleacherreport.com) on April 10, 2009
  7. ^ Bellator XI results and play-by-play by Chris Nelson (Bloodyelbow.com) on June 13, 2009
  8. ^ KOTC: “No Mercy” live play-by-play & results by Robert Sargent (MMArising.com) on September 17, 2010
  9. ^ King of the Cage "Empire" results Kingofthecage.com
  10. ^ Episode No. 1 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 14: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller' by Dann Stupp (MMAjunkie.com) on September 21, 2011
  11. ^ Uriah Hall, Jimmie Rivera win titles at Ring of Combat 41 by Bob Badders (MMAdiehards.com) on June 16, 2012
  12. ^ Jimmie Rivera retains 135-pound strap, Ed Gordon drops LHW belt at ROC 42 by Lutfi Sariahmed (Sherdog.com) on September 15, 2012
  13. ^ Ring of Combat 38: Jimmie Rivera vs. Anthony Leone Tapology.com
  14. ^ Ring of Combat 40: Anthony Leone vs. Jimmie Rivera Tapology.com
  15. ^ Bellator 83 results: live play-by-play & updates Sherdog.com (December 7, 2012)
  16. ^ Bellator 95 results: Curran vs. Shamhalaev by Mike Chiappetta (MMAfighting.com) on April 4, 2013
  17. ^ "WSOF 5 lineup set with addition of Glenn vs. Rofi, Dugulubgov vs. Osbourne, more". mmajunkie.com. August 26, 2013. 
  18. ^ World Series of Fighting 5 results: Arlovski edges Kyle MMAjunkie.com (September 14, 2013)
  19. ^ Staff (2015-07-01). "Jimmie Rivera replaces Entwistle, meets Marcus Brimage at UFC Fight Night 72". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  20. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-07-18). "UFC Fight Night 72 results: Jimmie Rivera shines in UFC debut, stops Marcus Brimage". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-07-18. 
  21. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2015-09-16). "Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera added to UFC Fight Night in Sao Paulo". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-09-16. 
  22. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-11-07). "UFC Fight Night 77 results: Jimmie Rivera takes split decision from Pedro Munhoz". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-07. 
  23. ^ Staff (2015-12-23). "UFC on FOX 18 gets two new bouts, one injury replacement". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-23. 
  24. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-01-30). "UFC on FOX 18 results: Jimmie Rivera decisions Iuri Alcantara in entertaining brawl". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-01-30. 
  25. ^ Staff (2016-01-30). "UFC on FOX 18 bonuses: Jimmie Rivera, Iuri Alcantara cash in for 'Fight of the Night'". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-01-30. 
  26. ^ Damon Martin (2016-07-12). "Urijah Faber meets Jimmie Rivera at UFC 203 in Cleveland". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2016-07-12. 
  27. ^ Damon Martin (2016-09-10). "Jimmie Rivera earns biggest career win with decision over Urijah Faber". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2015-09-10. 
  28. ^ Damon Martin (2016-11-29). "Jimmie Rivera vs. Bryan Caraway likely for UFC Fight Night in Phoenix". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2016-11-29. 
  29. ^ John Morgan (2017-01-08). "Jimmie Rivera withdraws from UFC Fight Night 103 after picking Marlon Vera over John Dodson". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-01-08. 
  30. ^ Mark La Monica (2017-05-09). "Jimmie Rivera vs. Thomas Almeida booked for UFC on Fox 25 on Long Island". newsday.com. Retrieved 2017-05-09. 
  31. ^ "Lyman Good faces undefeated Jonavin Webb for CFFC Welterweight Championship at CFFC 43". CFFC.tv. October 21, 2014. 
  32. ^ C.J. Tuttle (November 1, 2014). "Good-Webb Welterweight Title Bout Ends in Controversial No Contest at CFFC 43". sherdog.com. 
  33. ^ Eddie Goldman (May 10, 2015). "CFFC 48 Official Weights, Results, Suspensions and Staff". adcombat.com.