Right after originally currently being scheduled for a Jan. 30 UFC Combat Night time function that was scratched, Munhoz and Rivera will satisfy Feb. 13 at UFC 258, which will probably just take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
In November 2015, Rivera (23-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC) edged Munhoz in a back-and-forth fight at UFC Struggle Night 77. Given that then, Rivera has gone 5-3, most not long ago snapping a two-battle getting rid of skid with a unanimous selection acquire in excess of Cody Stamann at UFC on ESPN 13 in July.
Immediately after notching 3 straight wins, which includes a knockout above previous UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt, Munhoz (18-5 MMA, 8-5 UFC) has dropped two in a row to recent title challenger Aljamain Sterling and former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.
With the addition, the most up-to-date UFC 258 lineup includes:
- Champ Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns – for welterweight title
- Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera
- Uriah Corridor vs. Chris Weidman
- Ian Heinisch vs. Kelvin Gastelum
- Maycee Barber vs. Alexa Grasso
- Gabe Eco-friendly vs. Phil Rowe
- Dhiego Lima vs. Belal Muhammad