The UFC heads back to New York as they debut in the city of Utica. Live from the Adirondack Bank Center, UFC Fight Night 131 goes down. In the main event, top bantamweights, Jimmie Rivera and Marlon Moraes finally take each other on after almost meeting back at UFC 219. They were rumored to fight that night after multiple Rivera opponents pulled out. Unfortunately, due to the fight being on less than a weeks notice, the two couldn’t agree on a weight class and the fight fell through. The two will finally meet now to settle their beef, and they’ll have five rounds to do it. Rivera is coming off of a decision win over Thomas Almeida back at UFC on Fox 25. Moraes is coming off of a big knockout win over Aljamain Sterling back at UFC Fight Night 123.
UFC Fight Night 131 Results
In the co-main event, lightweights, Gregor Gillespie and Vinc Pichel take each other on. Gillespie is coming off of a first round finish over Jordan Rinaldi at UFC on Fox 27 to remain undefeated. Pichel is coming off a decision win over Joaquim Silva on the same night to improve to 11-1. Before the co-main event, Walt Harris takes on Daniel Spitz in a heavyweight bout. The three fight rounding out the main card include: Jake Ellenberger vs. Ben Saunders, Julio Arce vs. Daniel Teymur, and Gian Villante vs. Sam Alvey.
Follow along with MMASucka as we provide you with the results throughout UFC Fight Night 131.
MAIN CARD (FS1 – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Marlon Moraes def. Jimmie Rivera via Knockout (Head Kick and Punches) at 0:33 of Round 1
Gregor Gillespie def. Vinc Pichel via Submission (Arm Triangle) at 4:06 of Round 2
Walt Harris def. Daniel Spitz via TKO (Punches) at 4:59 of Round 2
Ben Saunders def. Jake Ellenberger via TKO (Body Knee) at 1:56 of Round 1
Julio Arce def. Daniel Teymur via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 2:55 of Round 3
Sam Alvey def. Gian Villante via Split Decision (29-28 Alvey, 29-28 Villante, 29-28 Alvey)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Sijara Eubanks def. Lauren Murphy via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
David Teymur def. Nik Lentz via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Belal Muhammad def. Chance Rencountre via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Desmond Green def. Gleison Tibau via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-27)
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass – 6:55 p.m. ET/3:55 p.m. PT)
Nathanial Wood def. Johnny Eduardo via Submission (D’arce Choke) at 2:18 of Round 2
Jose Torres def. Jarred Brooks via TKO (Punches) at 2:55 or Round 2
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