June 29, 1989 |
Ramsey, New Jersey, United States
|Other names||El Terror|
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|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|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
- 1 Mixed martial arts career
- 2 Championships and accomplishments
- 3 Mixed martial arts record
- 4 See also
- 5 References
Mixed martial arts career
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.
As a professional, he fought only for New Jersey's promotion Ring of Combat before signing with Bellator in 2009.
Bellator Fighting Championships
King of the Cage
The Ultimate Fighter
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.
Return to Ring of Combat
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.
Rivera defended his belt once against Joel Roberts on September 14, 2012.
Second Bellator run
World Series of Fighting
Rivera faced Sidemar Honório on September 14, 2013 at WSOF 5. 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).
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Rivera was expected to face Bryan Caraway on January 15, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 103. 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.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Cage Fury Fighting Championships
- King of the Cage
- KOTC Flyweight (135 lb) Championship (One time)
- One successful title defense
- Ring of Combat
- ROC Bantamweight Championship (One time)
- One successful title defense
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|21 matches||20 wins||1 loss|
|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
|Exhibition record breakdown|
|1 match||0 wins||1 loss|
|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.|
- Jimmie Rivera's profile Bellator.com
- "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Bisping vs. Leites". UFC.com. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
- "Jimmie Rivera - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved July 19, 2015.
- Jimmie Rivera's mixed martial arts record Mixedmartialarts.com
- Bellator II live results by Craig Jolicoeur (Bleacherreport.com) on April 10, 2009
- Bellator XI results and play-by-play by Chris Nelson (Bloodyelbow.com) on June 13, 2009
- KOTC: “No Mercy” live play-by-play & results by Robert Sargent (MMArising.com) on September 17, 2010
- King of the Cage "Empire" results Kingofthecage.com
- Episode No. 1 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 14: Team Bisping vs. Team Miller' by Dann Stupp (MMAjunkie.com) on September 21, 2011
- Uriah Hall, Jimmie Rivera win titles at Ring of Combat 41 by Bob Badders (MMAdiehards.com) on June 16, 2012
- Jimmie Rivera retains 135-pound strap, Ed Gordon drops LHW belt at ROC 42 by Lutfi Sariahmed (Sherdog.com) on September 15, 2012
- Ring of Combat 38: Jimmie Rivera vs. Anthony Leone Tapology.com
- Ring of Combat 40: Anthony Leone vs. Jimmie Rivera Tapology.com
- Bellator 83 results: live play-by-play & updates Sherdog.com (December 7, 2012)
- Bellator 95 results: Curran vs. Shamhalaev by Mike Chiappetta (MMAfighting.com) on April 4, 2013
- "WSOF 5 lineup set with addition of Glenn vs. Rofi, Dugulubgov vs. Osbourne, more". mmajunkie.com. August 26, 2013.
- World Series of Fighting 5 results: Arlovski edges Kyle MMAjunkie.com (September 14, 2013)
- Staff (2015-07-01). "Jimmie Rivera replaces Entwistle, meets Marcus Brimage at UFC Fight Night 72". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
- 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.
- Tristen Critchfield (2015-09-16). "Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera added to UFC Fight Night in Sao Paulo". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-09-16.
- Ben Fowlkes (2015-11-07). "UFC Fight Night 77 results: Jimmie Rivera takes split decision from Pedro Munhoz". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-07.
- Staff (2015-12-23). "UFC on FOX 18 gets two new bouts, one injury replacement". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-23.
- Ben Fowlkes (2016-01-30). "UFC on FOX 18 results: Jimmie Rivera decisions Iuri Alcantara in entertaining brawl". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-01-30.
- 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.
- Damon Martin (2016-07-12). "Urijah Faber meets Jimmie Rivera at UFC 203 in Cleveland". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2016-07-12.
- Damon Martin (2016-09-10). "Jimmie Rivera earns biggest career win with decision over Urijah Faber". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2015-09-10.
- Damon Martin (2016-11-29). "Jimmie Rivera vs. Bryan Caraway likely for UFC Fight Night in Phoenix". foxsports.com. Retrieved 2016-11-29.
- 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.
- 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.
- "Lyman Good faces undefeated Jonavin Webb for CFFC Welterweight Championship at CFFC 43". CFFC.tv. October 21, 2014.
- C.J. Tuttle (November 1, 2014). "Good-Webb Welterweight Title Bout Ends in Controversial No Contest at CFFC 43". sherdog.com.
- Eddie Goldman (May 10, 2015). "CFFC 48 Official Weights, Results, Suspensions and Staff". adcombat.com.