francisco-rivera-4.jpgUFC bantamweight Francisco Rivera, unbeaten in three fights since his return to the promotion, has re-upped with the company after his most recent victory a month ago.

Representatives at Iridium Sports Agency on Tuesday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Rivera (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has inked a new four-fight deal with the UFC.

RIvera returned to the UFC in 2012 after back-to-back first-round knockout wins for Tachi Palace Fights. He picked up a unanimous decision win over Alex Soto at UFC on FUEL TV 3 in May 2012. But his first-round knockout of Roland Delorme at UFC 149 in July was overturned when Rivera tested positive for a banned substance.

But he returned strong at UFC 156 in February with a second-round TKO victory over Edwin Figueroa.

The California-based Rivera started his MMA career 5-0 before a call from the WEC. But he lost the first fight of his career with a first-round TKO to Erik Koch at WEC 52. After the WEC-UFC merger, he dropped from featherweight to bantamweight and lost his debut in that weight class at the TUF 13 Finale in June 2011 to Reuben Duran, a third-round submission.

He was let go, but the impressive wins for Tachi Palace got him a late-notice callback to fight Soto when Azamat Gashimov was forced off with an injury.

Rivera does not yet have his next fight booked, but when it arrives, he’ll be seeking to run his unbeaten streak to six fights.

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

TJ Dillashaw on Dominick Cruz: ‘He’s a Point Fighter; I’m Trying to Finish Fights’ (Video)

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw talks about his upcoming title defense against former titleholder Dominick Cruz at UFC Fight Night 81 in Boston on Jan. 17. read news >>

Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova Weigh-In Results – Title Fights Officially Set

  • 26 days ago
  • 22 views

The fourteen female fighters competing on Saturday's Invicta FC 15: Cyborg vs. Ibragimova fight card officially weighed in on Friday in California. read news >>

UFC champ Holly Holm signs endorsement deal with illegal supplement maker

  • 25 days ago
  • 118 views

Holly Holm, whose victory over Ronda Rousey turned her into one of the UFC’s most visible fighters, has signed an endorsement deal with a supplement maker that sells products banned from the UFC and read news >>

LIVE: Fight Night Dillashaw vs. Cruz results

  • 25 days ago
  • 5 views

Who won what at Fight Night Dillashaw vs. Cruz? Click below to get results for all of the fights at TD Garden on Sunday, Jan. 17 2016 read news >>

Fight Night Dillashaw vs. Cruz final results

  • 24 days ago
  • 3 views

Who won what at Fight Night Dillashaw vs. Cruz? Click below to get results for all of the fights at TD Garden on Sunday, Jan. 17 2016 read news >>

Motivation for UFC Fight Night 81 win? Rob Font was bored by his own fights

  • 21 days ago
  • 9 views

Rob Font picked up his second win in two trips to the octagon at UFC Fight Night 81 on Sunday. More impressive than simply getting two UFC wins, Font scored his second consecutive knockout when he st read news >>

Former M-1 Challenge heavyweight champ Marcin Tybura signs deal with UFC

  • 20 days ago
  • 18 views

The UFC has a new addition to its heavyweight division in the form of an ex-M-1 Challenge champion. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

ONE Championship title holder Bibiano Fernandes insists 'no easy fights' despite unheralded foe

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 views

With a 10-fight winning streak to his name, Bibiano Fernandes is generally considered the top bantamweight in the world not currently competing in the UFC. So how does one go about avoiding a defeat read news >>

Francisco Rivera in for Henry Briones to meet Brad Pickett at UFC Fight Night 83

  • 19 days ago
  • 2 views

One of London’s favorite fighting sons has a new opponent for his homecoming next month. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Brisbane, London cards get new fights

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 views

Fight fans in London and Brisbane will be treated to several interesting matchups shortly, as bouts on both cards have been recently made official. read news >>