Francisco
Rivera
10-2-0, 1NC( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 7 fights.
Record: 10-2-0, 1NC

Fighter Info

Nickname: Cisco
From: Whittier, CA USA
Fights Out Of: Buena Park, California USA
Age: 32
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
496
45% Successful
221
Types of Successful Strikes
0
221
80% Standing
13%
176
29
16
Striking Defense
69
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
4
50% Successful
2
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
3
1
0
Takedown Defense
67
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Takeya Mizugaki
UFC 173: Barao vs. Dillashaw
May 24, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Francisco Rivera -- -- -- --
Win
George Roop Nov 6, 2013
23 1 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Francisco Rivera 27 0 0 0
Win
Edwin Figueroa Feb 2, 2013
24 1 0 0 R2 KO/TKO
Francisco Rivera 51 2 0 1
Roland Delorme Jul 21, 2012
16 0 0 0 R1 Overturned
Francisco Rivera 52 0 0 0
Win
Alex Soto May 15, 2012
41 3 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Francisco Rivera 68 0 0 0
Loss
Reuben Duran Jun 4, 2011
42 2 2 5 R3 Submission
Francisco Rivera 22 0 3 0
Loss
Erik Koch
WEC 52: Faber vs. Mizugaki
Nov 11, 2010
6 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Francisco Rivera 1 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING:  I wake up and do my run. Then I do my strength and conditioning workout. I make sure I'm eating right always, and then I do my Sparring/BJJ and drilling midday. I go home, rest, rehydrate with fluid and food. Then I end the day with my wrestling and boxing and a lot of footage studying. I feel you have to see what your flaws are and correct them, and footage of your opponent is always good to see.

When and why did you start training for fighting?
2003, I started training after college football.

What ranks and titles have you held? None

Do you have any heroes?  Best friend Bryan "Jop Jop" Joplin, MMA fighter (passed away)

What is your favorite technique? Stand and bang

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?  It’s a dream come true. To be part of this is one thing but to actually fight for them is crazy. When I started fighting I didn't even think I would get close. And after every fight, fans would say ‘man, can't wait to see you in the UFC.’ I love the sport and the fans, and God blessed me, so now I'm taking it in and working hard to be at the top.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Currently attending - attempting bachelors.

What was your job before you started fighting?
Parks & Recreation for city of Buena Park

•    Pro since 2008

•    Three wins by knockout

•    Bantamweight debut

Career

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