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Bantamweights Jimmie Rivera and Marlon Moraes step into the main event of UFC Fight Night 131 in Utica, N.Y., on Friday, with the winner gunning for a title shot. Whoever wins the battle of the two Top 10 135-pounders will be on the short list to get a crack at the winner of the UFC 227 championship rematch between titleholder TJ Dillashaw and challenger Cody Garbrandt.
UFC broadcasters Daniel Cormier and Jimmy Smith take a closer look at the match-up between Rivera and Moraes ahead of Friday’s showdown.
Tune in to MMAWeekly.com on Friday, June 1, to follow along for full UFC Fight Night 131: Rivera vs. Moraes Live Results and Fight Stats. The first bout is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT.