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Pedro Munhoz vs. Rivera at UFC Fight Night 77 Brazil

Pedro Munhoz vs. Rivera at UFC Fight Night 77 Brazil

September 17, 2015

The UFC’s November card in Brazil continues to inch closer to finalization with its 11th fight.

Pedro Munoz (12-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is set to take on Jimmie Rivera (17-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night 77. UFC officials recently announced the new booking.

UFC Fight Night 77 takes place Nov. 7 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. The event is expected to air on Fox Sports 1 following early preliminary bouts on UFC Fight Pass.

Munhoz, a Sao Paulo native, will fight in front of his home fans and will be looking to extend his winning streak to three fights. He took a short-notice bout against Raphael Assuncao for his promotional debut in February 2014, but dropped a decision. After that, though, he stopped Matt Hobar with a first-round knockout in May 2014 and submitted Jerrod Sanders in 39 seconds in October.

Munhoz, a former RFA bantamweight champ before he signed with the UFC, has been out of action for nearly a year, though. After his win over Sanders in Canada, he allegedly failed a post-fight drug test for elevated testosterone levels. Although never formally announced as suspended by the Nova Scotia Boxing Authority or the UFC, Munhoz recently told MMAjunkie a settlement with the commission was imminent following some testing irregularities.

When Rivera steps in against Munhoz, it will be nearly seven years since his most recent loss. Since then, at a Ring of Combat show in New Jersey, he has 15 straight wins, including four for Bellator, one for WSOF, three for CFFC, and in July, a first-round knockout in 89 seconds of Marcus Brimage in his promotional debut at UFC Fight 72 in Scotland.

With the addition, UFC Fight Night 77 now includes:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1)

  • Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson
  • Patrick Cummins vs. Glover Teixeira
  • Thomas Almeida vs. Anthony Birchak
  • Piotr Hallman vs. Alex Oliveira
  • Gilbert Burns vs. Rashid Magomedov
  • Tom Lawlor vs. Fabio Maldonado

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1)

  • Gleison Tibau vs. Abel Trujillo
  • Yan Cabral vs. Johnny Case
  • Matheus Nicolau Pereira vs. Bruno Rodrigues
  • Viscardi Andrade vs. Gasan Umalatov
  • Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera
Source: MMAJunkie