UFC 219 needs a main event and Jimmie Rivera needs a fight.
So, Rivera took to Twitter on Tuesday to call for a championship match vs. bantamweight titleholder TJ Dillashaw at the year-ending card in Las Vegas.
I need someone for Dec 30th and @ufc needs a main event! Lets go @TJDillashaw. You only fought for 7 and a half minutes, I know you're in shape and healthy. Step up and stop trying to run down to 125.
— Jimmie Rivera (@JimmieRivera135) November 14, 2017
Rivera (21-1) was targeted for a bout with former UFC champion Dominick Cruz, but “The Dominator” suffered an injury. Since signing with the UFC in 2015, Rivera has bested Marcus Brimage, Pedro Munhoz, Iuri Alcantara, Urijah Faber and Thomas Almeida.
Dillashaw (15-3) became champion for a second time when he stopped Cody Garbrandt earlier this month. He has won three in a row since a split decision loss cost him the title vs. Dominick Cruz last year.