UFC Fight Night: Rivera vs. Moraes
|UFC Fight Night: Rivera vs. Moraes|
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Rivera vs. Moraes.
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||June 1, 2018|
|Venue||Adirondack Bank Center|
|City||Utica, New York|
|Total gate||$322,825 |
UFC Fight Night: Rivera vs. Moraes (also known as UFC Fight Night 131) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on June 1, 2018, at Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York.
A lightweight bout between The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2 welterweight winner Leonardo Santos and Nik Lentz was expected to take place at this event. However, on April 28, it was reported that Santos was pulled from the event due to a hand injury. He was replaced by David Teymur
Former WSOF Women's Strawweight Champion Jessica Aguilar and Jodie Esquibel were scheduled to face each other in a strawweight bout. Both women successfully weighed in, but the bout was removed from the card the day of the event by the NYSAC due to a concern over a medical issue with Aguilar.
|Main card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Bantamweight||Marlon Moraes||def.||Jimmie Rivera||KO (head kick and punches)||1||0:33|
|Lightweight||Gregor Gillespie||def.||Vinc Pichel||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||2||4:06|
|Heavyweight||Walt Harris||def.||Daniel Spitz||TKO (punches and elbows)||2||4:59|
|Welterweight||Ben Saunders||def.||Jake Ellenberger||TKO (knee to the body and punches)||1||1:56|
|Featherweight||Julio Arce||def.||Daniel Teymur||Submission (rear-naked choke)||3||2:55|
|Light Heavyweight||Sam Alvey||def.||Gian Villante||Decision (split) (29–28, 28–29, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Women's Flyweight||Sijara Eubanks||def.||Lauren Murphy||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||David Teymur||def.||Nik Lentz||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Belal Muhammad||def.||Chance Rencountre||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 30–27)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Desmond Green||def.||Gleison Tibau||Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–27)||3||5:00|
|Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Bantamweight||Nathaniel Wood||def.||Johnny Eduardo||Submission (D'Arce choke)||2||2:18|
|Flyweight||Jose Torres||def.||Jarred Brooks||KO (slam)||2||2:55||[a]|
- Brooks knocked himself out when attempting to slam Torres.
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: None awarded
- Performance of the Night: Marlon Moraes, Gregor Gillespie, Ben Saunders, and Nathaniel Wood
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- Steven Marrocco (2018-02-01). "Video: UFC fighter Jarred Brooks knocks himself out after huge slam backfires". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
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