The UFC declared the flyweight matchup in the course of Saturday’s UFC Vegas 10 broadcast.
Nam (19-11-1) was originally scheduled to face Matt Schnell this previous weekend but the struggle was pulled from the card just in advance of the formal weigh-ins. In accordance to Schnell’s manager, he handed out although sitting down just a couple of pounds overweight and he was taken to the hospital for precautionary motives.
With Schnell out, Nam was not in a position to protected a new opponent on just 24 hours’ detect but he will however get to compete a 7 days later on.
Rivera (10-2) makes his UFC debut just over a thirty day period immediately after competed on the Contender Collection. Ironically, he was the just one fighter not provided a agreement that evening. He defeated Luis Rodriguez by unanimous selection, but the UFC in the end opted not to offer him a offer.
Now Rivera gets his probability irrespective of that Contender Sequence contract as he techniques up on shorter notice to battle Nam as component of the card on Sept. 19 headlined by a welterweight grudge match in between Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley.