Veteran middleweight Jorge Rivera, who recently signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC, is set to take on Rob Kimmons at UFC 104 on October 24 in Los Angeles, according to MMA Junkie, who is reporting that bout agreements have been distributed and likely signed.
Rivera is 5-5 in 10 appearances inside the Octagon dating back to 2003, with victories over David Loiseau, Dennis Hallman, Edwin Dewees, Kendall Grove, and his most-recent win over Nissen Osterneck in April, as well as losses to Lee Murray, Rich Franklin, Chris Leben, Terry Martin, and Martin Kampmann. His resume also includes a win over Travis Lutter and defeat to Anderson Silva.
Kimmons (22-4) had won 3-straights bouts before making his UFC debut last June with a victory over Rob Yundt. “The Rosedale Reaper” had his winning streak snapped by Dan Miller in his next fight in September, but rebounded with a first-round submission of Joe Vedepo in April. Kimmons’ 4 career losses have come against notables Miller, Marvin Eastman, Ryan Jensen, and Joe Riggs.
UFC 104 is headlined by a light heavyweight championship matchup featuring current title-holder Lyoto Machida against challenger Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Heavyweight contenders Shane Carwin and Cain Velasquez are set to square off in the PPV card’s co-main event, while Antoni Hardonk vs. Pat Berry, Anthony Johnson vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida, and Ryan Bader vs. Eric Schafer are also rumored for the card.