The UFC on FOX crew breaks down Marlon Moraes’ impressive KO victory over Jimmie Rivera in Utica on Friday.






Main card (Fox Sports 1)
Bantamweight Marlon Moraes def. Jimmie Rivera KO (head kick and punches) 1 0:33
Lightweight Gregor Gillespie def. Vinc Pichel Submission (arm-triangle choke) 2 4:06
Heavyweight Walt Harris def. Daniel Spitz TKO (punches and elbows) 2 4:59
Welterweight Ben Saunders def. Jake Ellenberger TKO (knee to body and punches) 1 1:56
Featherweight Julio Arce def. Daniel Teymur Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 2:55
Light Heavyweight Sam Alvey def. Gian Villante Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Women’s Flyweight Sijara Eubanks def. Lauren Murphy Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight David Teymur def. Nik Lentz Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Belal Muhammad def. Chance Rencountre Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Desmond Green def. Gleison Tibau Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Bantamweight Nathaniel Wood def. Johnny Eduardo Submission (D’Arce choke) 2 2:18
Flyweight Jose Torres def. Jarred Brooks TKO (slam) 2 2:55


Bonus Awards

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:

  • Fight of the Night: None Awarded
  • Performance of the Night: Marlon Moraes, Gregor Gillespie, Ben Saunders, and Nathaniel Wood


UFC Fight Night 131: Rivera vs. Moraes was 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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