Interview: UFC bantamweight Francisco Rivera fighting for respect

Before he injured his hand in training, rising UFC bantamweight Francisco “Cisco” Rivera (9-2, 1 NC) was supposed to fight on this weekend’s UFC on FOX 7 card against undefeated Brazilian Hugo Viana (7-0). TJ Dillashaw has since stepped in and will face Viana as part of the preliminary card on FX.

Interview: Francisco Rivera talks ahead of UFC 156

UFC bantamweight fighter Francisco Rivera (8-2-1) is scheduled to face Edwin Figueroa at UFC 156 on Feb.2. After recording a no contest in his last bout against Roland Delorme, Rivera will now look to bounce back into the win column and start his 2013 campaign off with a bang.

Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) reporter Jay Cee recently got the chance to speak with Francisco about his upcoming bout against Edwin Figueroa, fight camp, his fighting style and failing the post-fight drug test for his last matchup.

Bibiano Fernandes off UFC 149 card, claims he never actually signed with the UFC

News has emerged today that DREAM bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes (11-3) never actually signed a contract with the UFC. It was recently circulated through the media that Fernandes would be facing Roland Delorme at UFC 149 in Canada next month but this has now been cancelled.

UFC 149: DREAM Bantamweight Champ Bibiano Fernandes joins the UFC to debut against Roland Delorme

A new fight has been added to the UFC 149 card, Bibiano Fernandes (11-3) will take on Roland Delorme in a bantamweight matchup in July. UFC officials announced the fight today for UFC 149 which takes place on July 21st at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The Ultimate Fighter 14 episode 1 recap

The fourteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter premiered on Spike TV Wednesday night as 16 featherweights and 16 bantamweights fought each other for a spot in the house. Find out who got to stay and who went home.