Francisco
Rivera
11-6-0, 1NC( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 11 fights.
Record: 11-6-0, 1NC
Summary: Striking

Fighter Info

Nickname: Cisco
From: Whittier, California USA
Fights Out Of: Buena Park, California USA
Age: 34
Height: 5' 8" ( 172 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
Reach 68"
Leg Reach 37"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
866
42% Successful
367
Types of Successful Strikes
0
367
82% Standing
12%
302
43
22
Striking Defense
69
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
11
64% Successful
7
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
4
1
0
Takedown Defense
69
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Francisco Rivera
UFC 201: Lawler vs. Woodley
Jul 30, 2016
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Loss
Francisco Rivera
Feb 27, 2016
69
39
2
3
0
0
0
3
R3 Decision - Split
Loss
Francisco Rivera
Sep 5, 2015
16
28
0
0
0
1
0
0
R1 Submission
Fight of the Night
Win
Francisco Rivera
Jun 6, 2015
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Loss
Francisco Rivera
Dec 6, 2014
19
15
0
0
1
0
0
0
R2 Submission
Loss
Francisco Rivera
May 24, 2014
35
41
0
3
0
1
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Francisco Rivera
Nov 6, 2013
23
27
1
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Win
Francisco Rivera
Feb 2, 2013
24
51
1
2
0
0
0
1
R2 KO/TKO
NO CONTEST
Francisco Rivera
Jul 21, 2012
16
52
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 Overturned
Win
Francisco Rivera
May 15, 2012
41
68
3
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Loss
Francisco Rivera
Jun 4, 2011
42
22
2
0
2
3
5
0
R3 Submission
Loss
Francisco Rivera
WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki
Nov 11, 2010
6
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: Training for this fight is no different. I’m making sure I train hard for every fight and am ready for anything. I wrestle and BJJ drill in the early am, and then I strength train midday, followed by hard sparring at night, mixed with my hard cardio throughout the week.

When and why did you start training for fighting? 2003, I started training after college football.

What ranks and titles have you held? None

Do you have any heroes?  Best friend Bryan "Jop Jop" Joplin, MMA fighter (passed away)

What is your favorite technique? Stand and bang

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?  It’s a dream come true. To be part of this is one thing but to actually fight for them is crazy. When I started fighting I didn't even think I would get close. And after every fight, fans would say ‘man, can't wait to see you in the UFC.’ I love the sport and the fans, and God blessed me, so now I'm taking it in and working hard to be at the top.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Currently attending - attempting bachelors.

What was your job before you started fighting? Parks & Recreation for city of Buena Park

• Pro since 2008

• Eight wins by knockout

• Scored two KO wins in a combined 1:55 between UFC bouts in 2011.

• Six first round finishes

• 6-4, 1 NC in his last 11 bouts

Career

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