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Francisco Rivera vs Edwin Figueroa Added to UFC 156

Rivera-FranciscoA promising bantamweight tilt has been added to the UFC’s Super Bowl weekend show as Francisco Rivera and Edwin Figueroa are now slated to clash at UFC 156.

“Cisco” (8-2) is coming off of a brutal knockout win over Roland Delorme at UFC 149. Unfortunately for Rivera, his victory was changed to a no contest behind testing positive for stimulants in the post-fight drug test. The heavy-handed Californian made his UFC return against Alex Soto in May, taking a unanimous decision victory. After a loss in his debut, Rivera was released from the promotion, but returned after two wins in the Tachi Palace cage.

Figueroa (9-1)  is on a two-fight run. After dropping a decision to Michael McDonald in his debut, “El Feroz” would rebound with a destructive TKO win over Jason Reinhardt. The Texan most recently took  a split decision victory over the surging Alex Caceres at UFC 143.

UFC 156 takes place February 2 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and is headlined by Jose Aldo defending his featherweight crown against former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.

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