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.

UFC on FOX 7: T.J. Dillashaw steps in to replace injured Francisco Rivera against Hugo Viana

A new bout has been formed for the UFC on FOX 7 card as T.J. Dillashaw (7-1) now faces Hugo Viana (7-0) with Francisco Rivera (9-2) forced to withdraw from the fight due to an injury. The event will take place at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif, on April 20.

TUF 16 Finale: Khabilov vs. Pichel, Duran vs. Viana and Bedford vs. Vinicius added to card

Three new bouts have been added to the “TUF 16 Finale” card as Rustam Khabilov faces Vinc Pichel, Reuben Duran takes on Hugo Viana, and Johnny Bedford squares off against Marcos Vinicius.