Jorge Rivera isn’t retiring just yet.
MMA Junkie is reporting that Rivera will face off against Eric “Red” Schafer on Jan. 20 at UFC on FX 1.
Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that middleweights Jorge Rivera (19-9 MMA, 7-7 UFC) and Eric Schafer (12-6-2 MMA, 3-5 UFC) have verbally agreed to meet at UFC on FX 1. Contracts are expected shortly.
Rivera is coming off back-to-back losses against Michael Bisping and Constantinos Philippou while Schafer is winless in his last three UFC fights. It definitely looks like a must-win fight for both fighters.
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