UFC FN 84: Francisco Rivera Says Upcoming Bout With Brad Pickett “is Already Contender For Fight of The Night”
By FCF Staff
UFC Fight Night 84 will feature several intriguing match-ups, but Francisco Rivera is extremely confident that his bout with Brad Pickett will be one of the best.
Both Rivera and Pickett are known for being aggressive, pressure fighters, who have never met a brawl they didn’t like. Thus, this is why Rivera recently told UFC.com the following:
“Pickett’s a veteran of the game,” Rivera said. “He’s been fighting for a long time. He’s fought top guys in every division he’s fought in. He dropped down to 125 and fought some of the top guys there and then came back to 135. Every fighter has moments in their fights where it’s close and things don’t always go your way, but for him to keep fighting the way he does no matter what happens, he’s definitely a great fighter. Both of us are always fighting tough guys and we’re both always fighting for the fans. I know we’re already contender for Fight of the Night, and he’s going to come forward every round or every chance he gets. I’m looking forward to putting on a show again and getting this win. Everybody knows me for my hands, so I’m always looking for the knockout and I’m always looking to let my hands go. And I’m ready to do it again against Brad Pickett.”
Rivera (11-5) is coming off a wild and thrilling, submission loss to John Lineker in his last outing. Pickett (24-11), meanwhile, was KO’d in highlight reel fashion by a Thomas Almeida flying knee.
UFC FN 84 will be hosted by London, England’s O2 Arena.