One among the postponed matchups from UFC 258 has found a brand fresh house.
MMA Junkie reported on Tuesday that a bantamweight rematch between perennial contenders Pedro Munhoz and Jimmie Rivera is now space for UFC Vegas 20 on February 27th. The bout was once slated for closing week’s pay-per-watch sooner than Rivera examined definite for COVID-19.
Rivera (23-4) snapped a two-strive against dropping bound with a unanimous decision over Cody Stamann closing July. He particularly obtained 19 straight fights sooner than his TKO defeat to Marlon Moraes in 2018, and since then he’s struggled to fetch his kind. Munhoz (18-5) is currently on a two-strive against dropping skid, having dropped a five-round split decision to Frankie Edgar and a one-sided decision to Aljamain Sterling.
In their previous bout back in 2015, Rivera obtained a split decision over Munhoz in Brazil in his second UFC look. Both men possess obviously stepped forward their careers some distance sufficient to alter into top-10 ranked contenders at 135 lbs; Munhoz is #8 and Rivera is #9.
UFC Vegas 20 aspects a five-round heavyweight most well-known tournament between strikers Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Ciryl Gane. The total cardboard is anticipated to be streamed live exclusively on ESPN+.