Friday, September 18, 2020

Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Vera Reported for UFC 247

Marlon Vera will have an opportunity to make a huge leap in the UFC’s bantamweight rankings when he faces Jimmie Rivera at UFC 247, as reported by MMA Junkie over the weekend.

At the moment, Jimmie Rivera is ranked seven spots ahead of Marlon Vera at #7, but Vera has won five straight while Rivera has lost two in a row. Rivera will now have an opportunity to justify the seven-spot differential between himself and Vera when the two meet in Houston, Texas on February 8th.

Rivera’s two losses came to Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan, two top contenders at 135 and two losses not to hang one’s head over. At one point, Rivera had a 20-fight winning streak in his career, a number that dwarfs Vera’s current streak of five. However, Rivera had a five-fight winning streak in the UFC, just like Vera, and will look to create another commonality between himself and Vera by stopping that streak at that figure.

Marlon Vera is a five-year UFC veteran despite the fact that “Chito” is only 26 years old. Vera seems to be coming into his own now, as his aforementioned five-fight winning streak would illustrate. Most recently, Vera defeated Andre Ewell via TKO at UFC Tampa. Vera has been very active in 2019, with wins over Ewell, Hernandez, and Saenz, and will have an opportunity to go 4-0 while also skyrocketed up the bantamweight ranks in the process should he defeat Jimmie Rivera.

UFC 247 takes place Saturday, February 8 from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The current UFC 247 lineup includes:

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship Bout Jon Jones © vs. Dominick Reyes

UFC Women’s Flyweight Championship Bout: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Katlyn Chookagian

Ilir Latifi vs. Derrick Lewis

Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Vera

Mirsad Bektic vs. Dan Ige

Ovince Saint Preux vs. Ryan Spann

Andrea Lee vs. Lauren Murphy

Juan Adams vs. Justin Tafa

Dhiego Lima vs. Alex Morono

Who do you predict to win this bantamweight clash between Jimmie Rivera and Marlon Vera?

Trending Articles

New Details Surface In Conor McGregor Sexual Assault Case

New details have become available in the story involving sexual assault allegations against Conor McGregor. According to a report from France 3...

Mackenzie Dern Details Her Ex-Coach Fighting Her Husband

Mackenzie Dern switched coaches ahead of her UFC Vegas 11 fight against Randa Markos due to her ex-coach fighting her husband.

Stipe Miocic On Facing Brock Lesnar: “It’d Be An Early Night For Me”

UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic recently commented on a possible fight with former champion, Brock Lesnar. Miocic was speaking with Chris...

Conor McGregor Deletes Tweets Regarding His Mental Health

Conor McGregor is currently dealing with sexual assault allegations made against him in the Corsica region of France. He put out a...

Michael Chandler Signs With UFC, To Serve As Khabib/Gaethje Backup

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler has officially signed with the UFC. Dana White announced on Thursday’s SportsCenter that...

Latest MMA News

Michael Chandler Says he is Ready For Any of The UFC’s Top Five

Michael Chandler has long been touted as one of the best lightweights in mixed martial arts. With his recent signing with the...

UFC on ESPN+ 36 Weigh-In Results: All Fighters Make Weight

The UFC on ESPN+ 36 weigh-ins are complete, and all fighters hit their mark, finalizing every bout on the card.

Michael Chandler Releases First Statement Since Joining The UFC

Michael Chandler is officially a UFC fighter. On Thursday, Dana White announced on ESPN that Chandler has signed with...

Tyron Woodley Believes He Is Still The Best Welterweight In The UFC

Tyron Woodley believes he is still the best welterweight in the UFC despite being on a two-fight losing streak.

Kevin Lee Doubts Michael Chandler Will Fare Well In The UFC

UFC lightweight contender, Kevin Lee doesn't think former Bellator champion, Michael Chandler will fare well in the UFC. Dana...

Israel Adesanya Becomes First MMA Fighter To Sign With Puma

Israel Adesanya continues to build his brand as he has become the first MMA fighter to sign with Puma.

Colby Covington Says Tyron Woodley Asked To Do Press Conference Separately

Colby Covington believes Tyron Woodley asked to do the UFC Vegas 11 press conference separately. On Thursday night,...

Tony Ferguson Won’t Fight At UFC 254, Per Dana White

Tony Ferguson and Dustin Poirier were expected to face each other at UFC 254 on October 24th. Talks broke down between the...

Tyron Woodley Makes Black Lives Matter Statement At UFC Vegas Presser

Tyron Woodley made a statement at the UFC Las Vegas 11 press conference on Thursday. The former UFC welterweight champion answered every...

Dana White Planning For Conor McGregor To Return Next Year

Dana White recently said that he's got some ideas planned for an eventual Conor McGregor to the octagon in 2021. White spoke...

Michael Chandler Signs With UFC, To Serve As Khabib/Gaethje Backup

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler has officially signed with the UFC. Dana White announced on Thursday’s SportsCenter that...

Alexander Volkanovski Shuts Down Henry Cejudo Superfight

Alexander Volkanovski will not be fighting Henry Cejudo next time out, according to the featherweight champ. Ever since Volkanovski...