Rivera’s win over Roop was his fifth straight including three victories in the Octagon. With TKOs in back-to-back triumphs, Rivera is quickly becoming one of most feared bantamweight strikers in the sport based on power, precision, and aggressiveness. He deserves a Top 10 foe at this point to see how he truly stacks up in the division. T.J. Dillashaw and Eddie Wineland would both work in said capacity and neither currently has a fight lined up.
Every instance of success in the Octagon is important. However, some wins are arguably more notable than others based on the stakes involved or the manner in which the victory was procured. UFC Fight Night 31 was no different in that regard, featuring more than a few fights with results worth singling out. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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