Pedro Munhoz plans to make Aljamain Sterling pay for PED comments

Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera moved to UFC 258 on Feb. 13

Pedro Munhoz and Jimmie Rivera will still have their rematch however the date of their second fight has changed.

MMA Fighting reported that fight will now take place at UFC 258 on Feb. 13. Originally the fight was going to take place on Jan. 20 at UFC Fight Island 8. No reason has been given for why the fight is being pushed back.

When the two bantamweights first met in 2015, Rivera earned a split decision victory.

Munhoz (18-5) will be looking to snap his current two-fight losing streak. His last outing came against Frankie Edgar in August and both men put on show with Edgar earning a spilt decision win after a 25 minute back-and-forth slug fest. His other loss in the this current stretch came against Aljamain Sterling. Prior to those defeats, Munhoz was on a three-fight winning which included a knockout win over former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt.

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<em><strong>Frankie Edgar lands a punch on Pedro Munhoz during their main event fight in August 2020 Edgar won the fight by split decision Photo Credit MMA Fighting<strong><em>

Rivera (23-4) started out his UFC career 5-0 before going through a tough stretch in 2018 and 2019. In those two years, Rivera lost three of four fights with the losses coming against Marlon Moraes, Sterling and current bantamweight champion Petr Yan. In his only outing of 2020, Rivera defeated Cody Stamann by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night from “Fight Island in July.

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<strong><em>Jimmie Rivera lands a left hands on Cody Stamann in their fight in July 2020 Rivera won the fight by unanimous decision<em><strong>

UFC 258 feature a welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns in the main event.

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