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  • 13 days ago
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Poke and choke FTW! Urijah Faber earned his second straight victory in Dec. 2014, submitting Francisco Rivera in round two of their bantamweight bout at UFC 181. But, it wasn't without controversy. Moments before sinking in a fight-ending bulldog choke, "The California Kid" accidentally poked Rivera's right eye (see it), causing him to visibly wince in pain and discomfort. A few seconds later, the fight was over. During today's (Feb. 17, 2015) hearing with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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Francisco Rivera will remain with a loss on his record despite getting poked in the eye en route to defeat. The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) ruled that it could not overturn the result of Rivera's fight with Urijah Faber from UFC 181 during its monthly meeting Tuesday in Las Vegas. Because referee Mario Yamasaki missed the eye-poke and didn't misinterpret a rule, the NAC could not change the bout to a no contest, per commission regulations. "I would phrase it that we're powerless to change t read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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UFC bantamweight Francisco Rivera's appeal to have his controversial loss to Urijah Faber overturned to a no contest was squashed by the Nevada Athletic Commission. The Nevada Athletic Commission, perhaps unsurprisingly, has denied Francisco Rivera's appeal to have his 2nd round submission loss to Urijah Faber at UFC 181 overturned to a no contest. Before Rivera was submitted, Faber stunned him with an eye poke, and the finishing sequence soon followed. Deputy attorney general Christopher Eccles read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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The outcome of the UFC 181 fight between Urijah Faber and Francisco Rivera will not be changed, even though Faber admitted there was an accidental eye poke. read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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Sorry, Francisco Rivera: The Nevada State Athletic Commission will not be changing the result of your UFC 181 submission loss to Urijah Faber.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • a month ago
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UFC bantamweight Francisco Rivera will have to wait at least one more month before he finds out whether the NSAC will overturn his December loss to Urijah Faber.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • a month ago
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Urijah Faber is willing to admit that a fight between himself and the first UFC champion at his Team Alpha Male gym, T.J. Dillashaw, would be an interesting matchup. "It is a tremendous matchup," the founder of the famed Sacramento camp said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. Faber even got a taste of such a matchup when the two went a round in practice Monday. "We actually fought each other one round today," Faber said. "We were working situations. I would say he got the better of me today in read news >>

  • a month ago
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UFC bantamweight Francisco Rivera will get his day in court, so to speak, at a Nevada State Athletic Commission next week in Las Vegas.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Well, that sucks. Francisco Rivera is set to hit the surgery table to repair a cracked retina and bruise in his left eye after Uriah Faber accidentally poked it during their bantamweight bout at UFC 181 (video highlights here), which went down last weekend (Dec. 6, 2014) at UFC 181 in Las Vegas, Nevada. His text to Sherdog: "I have a crack in my retina and a bruise in my eye -- need to get laser eye surgery to stop it from spreading." Rivera suffered the injury in the second round of his tussle read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Stream or download Wednesday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Robbie Lawler, Francisco Rivera and Lance Palmer.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, Radio, UFC read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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The bad news for UFC bantamweight Francisco Rivera continues. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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The result of last Saturday’s UFC 181 clash between Urijah Faber and Francisco Rivera was not particularly satisfying to either party involved. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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UFC bantamweight Francisco Rivera was taken back to his days on the football field while fighting Urijah Faber at this past Saturday’s UFC 181.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, UFC read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Now that the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared, it's time to find out who's worse for the wear following the carnage at UFC 181 this past weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) today issued its list of injuries and medical suspensions for the mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters who participated in UFC 181, which took place last Saturday night (Dec. 6, 2014) inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. And there are a few hefty sentences. Chief among them read news >>

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