#Fight Night London #Kamaru Usman #Demian Maia #Alexa Grasso #Tatiana Suarez #UFC 224 #Conor McGregor #Enrique Barzola #Amanda Nunes #Brandon Davis #Andrea Lee #ONE FC

Rivera to Retire after UFC on FX Bout with ‘Red’ Schafer


Jorge Rivera announced his retirement prior to facing Eric Schafer at UFC on FX 1. | Photo: Jim Page


Jorge Rivera’s in-cage appearance at UFC on FX 1 will be his last, according to the veteran middleweight.

Rivera first announced the news on MMA Junkie Radio on Friday afternoon, and the fighter’s intentions were confirmed during the event’s pre-fight commentary on Fuel TV.

Headlined by a pivotal lightweight confrontation between Jim Miller and Melvin Guillard, UFC on FX 1 takes place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Rivera, 39, squares off with Eric Schafer in the final preliminary contest on Fuel TV.

Rivera’s clash with Schafer marks the 15th Octagon outing for “El Conquistador.” Rivera made his UFC debut in 2003, outpointing David Loiseau at UFC 44.

More recently, Rivera has lost back-to-back fights after posting three straight wins from 2009 to 2010. Last year was not kind to the veteran, as Rivera was knocked out by Michael Bisping in February before dropping a split decision to Constantinos Phillipou in August.

Known for his power punching and willingness to exchange, Rivera has earned 13 of his 19 career wins by knockout. The Massachusetts native holds notable victories over Travis Lutter, Dennis Hallman, Kendall Grove and Nate Quarry, among others, and has seen the judges’ scorecards just five times in his 28 pro outings.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Tony Martin says he's staying at 170 pounds after UFC Atlantic City – thanks to Mike Brown

  • 28 days ago
  • 6 views

There were moments in Tony Martin’s move up to 170 pounds that he wanted to just go a little crazy and get a highlight-reel finish. read news >>

Khabib Nurmagomedov Addresses Contenders to His UFC Lightweight Championship | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 34 views

Khabib Nurmagomedov addressed the current cadre of UFC lightweight contenders and laid out a time for his return to the Octagon. read news >>

Volkan Oezdemir vs. 'Shogun' rebooked, now headlines UFC Fight Night 134 in Hamburg

  • 28 days ago
  • 25 views

It didn’t take long for UFC officials to rebook a key light-heavyweight fight between Volkan Oezdemir and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. read news >>

Khabib Nurmagomedov addresses queue of lightweight contenders, will defend against whoever UFC chooses

  • 29 days ago
  • 119 views

With several worthy lightweight title contenders, UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov is ready to take on all comers. read news >>

Trading Shots: UFC doesn't want to be in business with Leslie Smith, but does want Greg Hardy?

  • 29 days ago
  • 51 views

Is it a bad look for UFC to let Leslie Smith go while embracing controversial ex-NFL player Greg Hardy? Danny Downes, Ben Fowlkes discuss. read news >>

Justin Willis: Chase Sherman entered UFC Atlantic City 'just trying to survive'

  • 29 days ago
  • 18 views

Justin Willis isn’t surprised Chase Sherman was able to survive an early shot. After all, he thinks that was Sherman’s entire game plan – to simply survive. read news >>

David Branch hopes KO win proves he's 'capable of more' than boring fights, close decisions

  • 29 days ago
  • 16 views

UFC middleweight David Branch’s new career approach is to leave the past in the past and focus only on the future. read news >>

Corey Anderson won big at UFC Atlantic City, then traded meaningful glances with Misha Cirkunov

  • 29 days ago
  • 31 views

Did Corey Anderson reach an unspoken agreement for an upcoming fight after his dominant performance at UFC Fight Night 128? read news >>

Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Kevin Lee and UFC Fight Night 128's other winning fighters?

  • 29 days ago
  • 42 views

See who Kevin Lee should fight next after his victory over Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night 128. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 128 post-event facts: Frankie Edgar approaches seven hours of UFC fight time

  • 29 days ago
  • 61 views

Check out all the facts, figures and footnotes from UFC Fight Night 128, which took place Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J. read news >>

Despite missing weight, Kevin Lee not interested in moving to 'muddy' welterweight division

  • 29 days ago
  • 12 views

Unless the UFC decides to implement a 165-pound division, don’t expect Kevin Lee to change weight classes. read news >>

'Korean Zombie' offers simple callout of Frankie Edgar after UFC Fight Night 128

  • 29 days ago
  • 52 views

Chan Sung Jung is apparently ready to get back to work, and “The Korean Zombie” wants a piece of former UFC champ Frankie Edgar. read news >>

Why new UFC Hall of Famer Matt Serra remembers Karo Parisyan fight as fondly as GSP upset

  • 29 days ago
  • 17 views

For Matt Serra, that monumental upset of Georges St-Pierre in 2007 gave him his “Rocky” moment, but it’s not necessarily his fondest MMA memory. read news >>

Frankie Edgar pushes for shot at Max Holloway-Brian Ortega winner after UFC Atlantic City

  • 29 days ago
  • 19 views

Fresh off a redeeming win over Cub Swanson in UFC Fight Night 128’s co-headliner, ex-champ Frankie Edgar wants another title shot. read news >>

6 biggest takeaways from UFC Atlantic City, including Kevin Lee's recovery from wobbly legs

  • 29 days ago
  • 48 views

How close did Kevin Lee come to losing a fight he seemingly had won, and was Frankie Edgar’s reward worth the risk? That and more after UFC Atlantic City. 1 2 3 4 5 …6 read news >>

UFC Fight Night 128 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: 2018 total passes $2 million

  • 29 days ago
  • 14 views

Fighters from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 128 took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay totaling $175,500. read news >>