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"Renegade"

Jerome Rivera

Flyweight Division • 10-5-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 1
    Wins by Knockout
  • 6
    Wins by Submission
  • 3
    Wins by Decision
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
Sig. Str. Defense
Takedown Defense
Knockdown Ratio
00:00
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
0 (0 %)
Clinch
0 (0 %)
Ground
0 (0 %)

Sig. Str. by target

0% 0 Head 0% 0 Body 0% 0 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
1 (10%)
DEC
3 (30%)
SUB
6 (60%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Osbourne vs Rivera

    Round
    1
    Time
    00:27
    Method
    KO/TKO
  • Win

    Figueiredo vs Rivera

    Round
    3
    Time
    05:00
    Method
    DEC
  • Win

    Nam vs Rivera

    Round
    2
    Time
    00:35
    Method
    KO/TKO

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Santa Fe, United States
Age
25
Height
70.00
Weight
125.00
Octagon Debut
Sep. 19, 2020
Reach
72.00
Leg reach
41.00
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2011. Since I was a kid, I used to love watching UFC and I was pretty good at wrestling, so I knew it was always something I wanted to get into. I never had the best results in wrestling, but when me and my friend would wrestle at the park or whatever I was always catching people in submissions we would see in the UFC, so once I finally got into the gym and got exposed to it, I started doing well pretty early on and I was hooked instantly from my first practice.

What ranks and titles have you held? I have held an amateur kickboxing belt for SWKA, which is a promotion in Las Cruces, New Mexico. I fought for an amateur Muay Thai belt and lost. I also fought for the inaugural LFA Flyweight belt, but I lost that fight, as well. I am also a one-stripe brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Do you have any heroes? Goku from Dragon Ball Z and Kobe Bryant

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting for the UFC means the world to me. I have put the last nine years of my life into this sport and I have done all of this because I love it. That being said, there are plenty of other things I could have been doing in that time to set myself up for a career to earn money for my family. I have always worked hard and I would be fine with it without the UFC money but to think that this dream could truly come true and I could provide for my family off a career of being a professional martial artist getting to do something I truly love, that’s a feeling I couldn’t put into words. 

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I went for a few semesters but I haven’t earned a degree or certificate yet. 

What was your job before you started fighting? I was 16 when I started, and I worked in a restaurant as a dishwasher at the time. 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Amateur Kickboxing Champ

Specific accomplishments in pro competition? LFA Title Challenger

Favorite grappling technique: Triangle

Favorite Striking technique: Teep Kick

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Jerome Rivera kicks Luis Rodriguez in their flyweight bout during Dana White's Contender Series season 4 week one at UFC APEX on August 04, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/DWCS LLC/Zuffa LLC)