Tonight the Ultimate Fighting Championship holds UFC Fight Night 131 from the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York. The rare Friday night show was headlined by surging bantamweight contenders Jimmie Rivera and Marlon Moraes who finally settled their differences inside the octagon. WOW!!!! Who would have thunk that Marlon Moraes would defeat Jimmie Rivera who was on a 20 fight win streak in just 33 seconds?
All fighters officially made weight yesterday for the June 1 fight card.
The women’s strawweight bout between Jessica Aguilar and Jodie Esquibel was canceled due to a health concern to Aguilar. The former WSOF champion told MMAFighting that the New York State Athletic Commission scrapped the fight due to Aguilar having chapped lips.
“Due to a medical issue involving strawweight athlete Jessica Aguilar, the New York State Athletic Commission has cancelled her scheduled bout against Jodie Esquibel. Tonight’s UFC FIGHT NIGHT: RIVERA VS. MORAES card will proceed with 12 bouts, beginning at 6:55 pm ET / 3:55 pm PT.”
The two-division champion from Titan FC, Jose ‘Shorty’ Torres got the call to the UFC on short notice and made a statement. Tonight he TKO’d Jarred Brooks in the second round to continue his lengthy and impressive win streak.
Complete UFC Fight Night 131 results below:
FOX Sports 1 Main Card
Marlon Moraes defeated Jimmie Rivera via KO – Round 1, 0:33
Gregor Gillespie defeated Vinc Pichel via submission (arm triangle choke) – Round 2, 4:06
Walt Harris defeated Daniel Spitz via TKO – Round 2, 4:59
Ben Saunders defeated Jake Ellenberger via TKO – Round 1, 1:56
Julio Arce defeated Daniel Teymur via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 2:55
Sam Alvey defeated Gian Villante via split decision (29-28, 28-28, 29-28)
FOX Sports 1 Preliminary Card
Sijara Eubanks defeated Lauren Murphy via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
David Teymur defeated Nik Lentz via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Belal Muhammad defeated Chance Rencountre via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Desmond Green defeated Gleison Tibau via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)
UFC Fight Pass Preliminary Card
Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel canceled due to medical concern with Aguilar
Nathaniel Wood defeated Johnny Eduardo via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 2, 2:18
Jose Torres defeated Jarred Brooks via TKO (slam, punches) – Round 2, 2:55