Pedro Munhoz vs Jimmie Rivera


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Pedro Munhoz and Jimmie Rivera are facing off on the main card of UFC Fight Night: Rozenstuik vs Gane. This fight will be a rematch of when they fought back in 2015 where Jimmie Rivera won. Pedro Munhoz is 18-5 with an 8-5 record in the UFC. Jimmie Rivera is 23-4 with a 7-3 record within the UFC.

Pedro Munhoz is gonna be trying to snap his two-fight losing streak where he lost Frankie Edgar and Aljamain Sterling. Pedro Munhoz's loss to Frankie Edgar was really close ending in a split decision. Pedro Munhoz has great kickboxing and jiu-jitsu.

Jimmie Rivera is coming off of a win against Cody Stamann after a tough stretch against Marlon Moraes, John Dodson, Aljamain Sterling, and Petr Yan where Rivera went 1-3, unsurprisingly. Jimmie Rivera has probably the best takedown defense in the UFC as he has stuffed takedowns at an unreal rate of 92%. With Rivera. Jimmie Rivera has great conditioning paired with his boxing he has been able to lock up a ton of decision wins.

Rivera was the winner of their last meeting by split decision and I don't expect it to be any easier this time around. Munhoz lacks the speed to keep up with Rivera as the fight progresses and Munhoz's jiu-jitsu will be nullified with Rivera's ability to keep this fight standing. Rivera doesn't often finish people and with Munhoz's strengths being taken away it is safe to assume that this one will be headed to a decision. As the fight progresses Rivera is likely going to start winning points-wise as Munhoz slows down while Rivera takes advantage.




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