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"El Terror"

Jimmie Rivera

#9 Bantamweight Division • 23-5-0 (W-L-D)

Stats & Records

  • 4
    Wins by Knockout
  • 2
    Wins by Submission
  • 17
    Wins by Decision
Striking accuracy 40% 40%

Striking accuracy

Sig. Strikes Landed
439
Sig. Strikes Attempted
1086
Grappling accuracy 24% 24%

Grappling accuracy

Takedowns Landed
5
Takedowns Attempted
21
4.10
Sig. Str. Landed
Per Min
3.88
Sig. Str. Absorbed
Per Min
0.70
Takedown avg
Per 15 Min
0.00
Submission avg
Per 15 Min
61
%
Sig. Str. Defense
95
%
Takedown Defense
0.42
Knockdown Ratio
11:54
Average fight time

Sig. Str. By Position

Standing
388 (88%)
Clinch
42 (10%)
Ground
9 (2%)

Sig. Str. by target

53% 234 Head 22% 97 Body 25% 108 Leg

Win By Way

KO/TKO
4 (17%)
DEC
17 (74%)
SUB
2 (9%)

Event Results

  • Win

    Munhoz vs Rivera

    Round
    3
    Time
    5:00
    Method
    Decision - Unanimous
  • Win

    Rivera vs Stamann

    Round
    3
    Time
    05:00
    Method
    DEC

Biography

Status
Active
Hometown
Passaic, United States
Trains at
Tiger Schulmann's MMA - Elmwood Park, NJ
Fighting style
MMA
Age
31
Height
64.00
Weight
135.00
Octagon Debut
Jul. 18, 2015
Reach
68.50
Leg reach
37.00
Q & A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I have been training since I was a little kid at Tiger Schulmann’s. I loved the Karate Kid and Ninja Turtles growing up. When I came to my first class I just took to it and really enjoyed it so much. From there on, I knew I wanted to go somewhere big with it.

What ranks and titles have you held? I am a third-degree black belt in Tiger Schulmann's MMA. I have also won the King of the Cage, Ring of Combat and Cage Fury Fighting Championship belts and defended them. 

Do you have any heroes? The Rock and GSP

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means the world. It has been a dream that is finally coming true and I’m so excited for it.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yeah, for a couple semesters, but I didn’t finish because I wanted to take my career further in fighting. 

What was your job before you started fighting? I have been working since I was 13 years old at Tiger Schulmann’s, teaching adults and kids how to defend themselves and for adults to be in shape and for kids to learn self discipline where it can carry on to other aspects of their lives. As of right now, I am head instructor in our East 23rd location in NYC.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Won the New Breed belt, went 7-0 in MMA. In kickboxing, I went 4-0 and also won a title belt. 

Favorite grappling technique: Any choke

Favorite Striking technique: The cross and hook 

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UNIONDALE, NY - JULY 22:  (R-L) Jimmie Rivera punches Thomas Almeida of Brazil in their bantamweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event inside the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on July 22, 2017 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LL