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Crimson Canvas Episode 39 w/ Francisco Rivera

We’re joined this week by UFC fighter Cisco Rivera. He’s very entertaining and we talk weather, post fight food binges, performance bonuses, Reebok, and much, much more. He has a fight coming up in July in Atlanta and we cover that as well. After that, Evan, Dion and Dan discuss WWE including a special ten round WWE draft with Evan and Dion. (Dion gets wrecked) We talk a little...
Via Fight Booth
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Francisco Rivera and Erik Perez set to clash at UFC 201 in Atlanta

Talented bantamweights Francisco Rivera and Erik Perez are slated to go toe-to-toe in a high-action bout at UFC 201 in Atlanta.The bout was confirmed by the UFC, via Twitter, on Tuesday afternoon.Perez was once one of the division's brightest stars, winning his first three UFC fights by first-round finish while absorbing just 16 significant strikes during that span. He would go on...
Via Fox Sports
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Johnson, Pennington, Lineker and Rivera Win Bonuses At UFC 191

Following “UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson II,” UFC president Dana White awarded Anthony Johnson, Raquel Pennington, John Linker and Francisco Rivera each an additional $50,000 for their special performances on Saturday.UFC 191 took place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fight of the Night: John Linker vs. Francisco Rivera ($50,000/each) Performances of the Night...
Via 5thRound.com
September 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Francisco Rivera KO’s Alex Caceras In Just 21 Seconds At UFN 68

Francisco Rivera made short work of Alex Caceras tonight in the opening fight of the UFC Fight Night 68 main card, stopping him in just 21 seconds. Round One: Almost right from the off Caceras is in trouble as Rivera clocks him with a solid right hand. Careas tries to land the jab, but Rivera avoids that and counters with another right, but it’s a big left hook directly behind...
Via Fight Of The Night
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Francisco Rivera felt like he got pepper sprayed after eye poke incident

When Francisco Rivera got the call to fight Urijah Faber at UFC 182 he knew the odds were stacked against him. Rivera was coming off a decision loss to Takeya Mizugaki from earlier in the year and Faber was unbeaten in non-title fights during a career that spanned more than 35 bouts over 11 years.  Still the power punching Rivera didn't back down from the challenge and after five...
Via Fox Sports
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Francisco Rivera Requires Eye Surgery, Rematch Plans With Urijah Faber On Hold

Earlier this week both Francisco Rivera and Urijah Faber seemed set on the idea of having an immediate rematch following an unfortunate end to their encounter at UFC 181 on Saturday night due to an accidental eye-poke, but it seems those plans will have to be put on hold for now. Rivera had somewhat surprisingly appeared to be getting the better of Faber at the weekend up until a...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Francisco Rivera: "I don't think anybody can take my best punch"

The words 'UFC jitters' get tossed around quite often for any debuting competitor about to step inside the world famous Octagon for the first time.  It's a nerve-racking experience from the walk out from behind the curtain to the time Bruce Buffer is shouting their name.  But nerves can get to the best fighters in the world as well and Francisco Rivera would be the first one to...
Via Fox Sports
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Takeya Mizugaki Defeats Francisco Rivera By Decision At UFC 173

Takeya Mizugaki put in a solid performance against Francisco Rivera tonight at UFC 173, showing a willingness to mix it with him on the feet, while also enjoying long spells of control on the mat. Round One: They exchange early and Rivera lands the most meaningful blow. Mizugaki presses forward with strikes and Rivera tags him with a nice counter. Some close range exchanges here...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Raphael Assuncao vs Francisco Rivera latest bout added to UFC 170

Following two straight knockouts in the UFC, Francisco Rivera will get a chance to prove if he's a top ten fighter or not as he takes on No. 4 ranked bantamweight Raphael Assuncao at UFC 170 in February. UFC officials announced the fight on Wednesday. Rivera (10-2, 1 NC)was cut from the UFC after a 2011 loss to Reuben Duran at The Ultimate Fighter 13 finale, but just two fights...
Via Fox Sports
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Francisco Rivera vs Raphael Assuncao in the works for February

According to sources close to both fighters, a bantamweight scrap is in the works for February between Francisco Rivera and Raphael Assuncao. Both sides are awaiting the contracts and it is unclear whether it will be at UFC 169 on Feb. 1 in New Jersey or more likely two weeks later at the UFC Fight Night card featuring Lyoto Machida against Gegard Mousasi in Southern Brazil. Rivera...
Via MMAinterviews
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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