UFC Fight Night 131 Results: Moraes Makes Quick Work Of Rivera

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UFC Fight Night 131: Rivera vs. Moraes
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UFC Fight Night 131 went down live last night (Fri. June 1, 2018) from the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York.

The main event will saw No. 4-ranked bantamweight Jimmie Rivera fall to No. 5-ranked Marlon Moraes. Moraes hit a perfect switch kick on Rivera that rendered him unconscious. After some subsequent ground-and-pound, Moraes would pick up the spectacular victory.

In the co-main event lightweight Gregor Gillespie toppled Vinc Pichel with a dominant performance, while heavyweight Walt Harris finished Daniel Spitz inside the Octagon as well. Veteran Jake Ellenberger succumbed to a vicious knee to the body at the hands of Ben Saunders in the first round of their welterweight bout as well.

Check out MMA News’ full coverage from UFC Fight Night 131 here below:

Main Card:

  • Bantamweight: Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes

Round 1:

Moraes gets things started with a leg kick. A high kick from Moraes lands and knocks Rivera down as his eyes roll back. He falls to the ground and Moraes follows up with subsequent ground-and-pound. That’s it. Moraes gets the knockout win.

Official Result: Marlon Moraes def. Jimmie Rivera via R1 KO (head kick and punches, 0:33)

  • Lightweight: Gregor Gillespie def. Vinc Pichel via R2 submission (arm triangle, 4:06)
  • Heavyweight: Walt Harris def. Daniel Spitz via R2 TKO (punches, 4:59)
  • Welterweight: Ben Saunders def. Jake Ellenberger via R1 TKO (knee to body and punches, 1:56)
  • Featherweight: Julio Arce def. Daniel Teymur via R3 submission (rear-naked choke, 2:55)
  • Light heavyweight: Sam Alvey def. Gian Villante via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28

Preliminary Card:

  • Women’s flyweight: Sijara Eubanks def. Lauren Murphy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Lightweight: David Teymur def. Nik Lentz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Welterweight: Belal Muhammad def. Chance Rencountre via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Lightweight: Desmond Green def. Gleison Tibau via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)

UFC Fight Pass Exclusive Prelims:

  • Bantamweight: Nathaniel Wood def. Johnny Eduardo via R2 submission (D’arce choke, 2:18)
  • Flyweight: Jose Torres def. Jarred Brooks via R2 TKO (slam and punches, 2:55)