Urijah Faber to Battle Jimmie Rivera Next
By FCF Staff
Perennial contender Urijah Faber has his next opponent, and it’s surging bantamweight, Jimmie Rivera. Recently the UFC announced that the two will fight at UFC 203, which will take place on September 10th in Cleveland.
Faber (33-9) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to champion Dominick Cruz in June, which was a rubber match between the rivals. Prior to that “The California Kid” decisioned Frankie Saenz.
Rivera (19-1), meanwhile, earned a decision win over Iuri Alcantara in January and has won all three of his UFC bouts to date.
UFC 203 will be headlined by a heavyweight fight between Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem in the main event.