Jimmie Rivera - Official UFC® Fighter Profile
Jimmie
Rivera
21-1-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #3 Bantamweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 5 fights.
Record: 21-1-0
Summary: Striking, wrestling and grappling

Fighter Info

Nickname: El Terror
From: Passaic, New Jersey United States
Fights Out Of: Ramsey, New Jersey United States
Age: 28
Height: 5' 4" ( 162 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
Reach 68"
Leg Reach 37"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
682
41% Successful
280
Types of Successful Strikes
0
280
90% Standing
251
24
5
Striking Defense
64
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
15
33% Successful
5
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
0
0
Takedown Defense
100
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Jimmie Rivera
UFC 219
Dec 30, 2017
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Win
Jimmie Rivera
Jul 22, 2017
70
72
2
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Jimmie Rivera
Sep 10, 2016
22
54
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Jimmie Rivera
Jan 30, 2016
41
45
0
3
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Fight of the Night
Win
Jimmie Rivera
Nov 7, 2015
66
96
0
0
0
0
0
0
R3 Decision - Split
Win
Jimmie Rivera
Jul 18, 2015
9
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: A typical training day is training from 10 to 12:30 in grappling or wrestling or kickboxing or a mix of both on Monday through Friday. From there, I get lunch and head to my school, where I teach a few hours and then hit my second training session, whether it's a run, bag work, or training with my students.

Thoughts on opponent, Thomas Almeida? I think Thomas Almeida is tough, but not on my skill level. I'm looking forward to the fight. An impressive win throws me in title contention.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I have been training since I was a little kid at Tiger Schulmann’s. I loved the Karate Kid and Ninja Turtles growing up. When I came to my first class I just took to it and really enjoyed it so much. From there on, I knew I wanted to go somewhere big with it.

What ranks and titles have you held? I am a third-degree black belt in Tiger Schulmann's MMA. I have also won the King of the Cage, Ring of Combat and Cage Fury Fighting Championship belts and defended them. 

Do you have any heroes? The Rock and Georges St-Pierre 

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means the world. It has been a dream that is finally coming true and I’m so excited for it.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yeah, for a couple semesters, but I didn’t finish because I wanted to take my career further in fighting. 

What was your job before you started fighting? I have been working since I was 13 years old at Tiger Schulmann’s, teaching adults and kids how to defend themselves and for adults to be in shape and for kids to learn self discipline where it can carry on to other aspects of their lives. As of right now, I am head instructor in our East 23rd location in NYC.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Won the New Breed belt, went 7-0 in MMA. In kickboxing, I went 4-0 and also won a title belt. 

Favorite grappling technique: Any choke
 
Favorite striking technique: The cross and hook
 
• Pro since 2008

• Four wins by KO, two by submission (RNC, triangle choke)

• Two first round finishes

• Last pre-UFC win was 16-second KO of Carson Beebe in May of 2015

• On 20-fight winning streak

• Holds wins over UFC vets Willie Gates and Jared Papazian

• Only loss was by split decision to Jason McLean in his second pro fight in 2008

• Origin of nickname: “From my uncle.”

Career

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