Urijah Faber vs Jimmie Rivera has just been added to UFC 203, which is starting to shape up nicely with the heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic defending his belt for the first time in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, against Alistair Overeem as the headliner, as well as the highly anticipated debut of WWE superstar CM Punk.
Team Alpha Male’s Urijah Faber is coming off a disappointing fight against Dominick Cruz for the title in a bout in which he was dominated for basically every round of action. Many people believed after the fight that the 37-year old would possibly retire, but it is clear now that he is going to continue fighting.

He has a very tough task against an extremely tough opponent in Jimmie Rivera. Rivera has a record of 19-1. Rivera has looked phenomenal under the UFC promotion thus far with a perfect record of 3-0, with one knockout and a fight of the night under his belt. This is a fight for Faber that has very little to gain and a lot to lose in a rising prospect in Rivera. This a very exciting fight that will be sure to have the fans on their feet.

UFC 203 Lineup:
1. Stipe Miocic (C) vs Alistair Overeem
2. Fabricio Werdum vs Ben Rothwell
3. Nik Lentz vs Mairbek Taisumov
4. CM Punk vs Mickey Gall
5. Jessica Eye vs Bethe Correira
6. Damir Hadzovic vs Yusuke Kasuya
7. Urijah Faber vs Jimmie Rivera

The full fight card for UFC 203 is still being developed, but it’s promising a solid night of fights already. Stay tuned for new additions or card changes.

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Jake Schneider
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Jake Schneider is a student at the University of Rhode Island who is currently looking to pursue a double major in Communications and Journalism. He is an MMA fanatic who has been following the sport for years. He began to share his wealth of knowledge and opinions on the sport to many of his family members and friends as well as various MMA forums online. His love and passion for the sport has been able to make many people that are a part of his life fans of mixed martial arts as well. His insight of the sport both inside and outside of the cage is what makes his analysis on fights and individual fighters so well informed.