Fri, Jun 01 | Utica Memorial Auditorium


A bantamweight battle between Top 10 ranked fighters Marlon Moraes and Jimmie Rivera is expected to headline the UFC's inaugural trip to Utica, N.Y. Moraes vs. Rivera could easily be a fight that determines the next bantamweight contender, as Moraes and Rivera take center stage on June 1.
Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes

Time & Location

Jun 01, 2018, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Utica Memorial Auditorium, 400 Oriskany St W, Utica, NY 13502, USA

About The Event

Moraes (20-5-1) is a former World Series of Fighting champion, who is 15-1 in his past 16 bouts, only stumbling against perennial bantamweight contender Raphael Assuncao. He picked up in the UFC right where he left off with WSOF, quickly becoming a fan favorite with epic fights with Assuncao, John Dodson, and Aljamain Sterling.

Rivera (21-1) only ever lost in the second fight of his career. Doing the math, he is on a 20-fight winning streak and has been angling hard for a shot at the belt. If he defeats Moraes, who is ranked ahead of him, could easily push him into a title fight.

(MMA Weekly, 2018)

Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes

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