UFC Fight Night 131: Rivera vs. Moraes will be held on June 1, 2018, at Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York, marking the promotion’s first visit to Utica.

The event will be headlined by bantamweights Jimmie Rivera and former WSOF Bantamweight Champion Marlon Moraes 

There have been some changes to the bout card since some of the fights original announcements. Bryan Barberena was expected to face Jake Ellenberger, but Barberena pulled out due to injury and was replaced by Ben Saunders.

A lightweight bout between The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2 welterweight winner Leonardo Santos and Nik Lentz was expected to fill a spot on the fight card but in late April Santos was pulled from the event due to a hand injury. He was replaced by David Teymur.

Belal Muhammad will face promotional newcomer Chance Rencountre after his original opponent Niko Price was removed from the bout on May 22 for undisclosed reasons. Another bout change has been as Hector Sandoval was expected to face Jarred Brooks but Sandoval was removed from the card, also for undisclosed reasons and replaced by promotional newcomer Jose Torres.

 

Check out the current fight card below.

 

 

Main card (Fox Sports 1)
Bantamweight Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes
Lightweight Gregor Gillespie vs. Vinc Pichel
Heavyweight Walt Harris vs. Daniel Spitz
Welterweight Jake Ellenberger vs. Ben Saunders
Featherweight Julio Arce vs. Daniel Teymur
Light Heavyweight Gian Villante vs. Sam Alvey
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Women’s Flyweight Sijara Eubanks vs. Lauren Murphy
Lightweight Nik Lentz vs. David Teymur
Welterweight Belal Muhammad vs. Chance Rencountre
Lightweight Desmond Green vs. Gleison Tibau
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Women’s Strawweight Jessica Aguilar vs. Jodie Esquibel
Bantamweight Johnny Eduardo vs. Nathaniel Wood
Flyweight Jarred Brooks vs. Jose Torres

 

UFC Fight Night 131: Rivera vs. Moraes will be held on June 1, 2018, at Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York, marking the promotion’s first visit to Utica.


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