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UFC 170 Adds Raphael Assuncao-Francisco Rivera

UFC 170 Adds Raphael Assuncao-Francisco Rivera

A pair of hot fighters will square off in February at UFC 170, as Raphael Assuncao has agreed to take on Francisco Rivera.

Officials added the contest to the February 22 card from Las Vegas. The main event boasts Rashad Evans meeting Daniel Cormier in Cormier’s debut at light heavyweight.

Assuncao (21-4) has won five straight, including wins over T.J. Dillashaw and Vaughan Lee this year, since a 2011 knockout loss to Erik Koch in his Octagon debut.

Rivera (10-2) is unbeaten in his last six, going 5-0 with one no-contest. He finished both George Roop and Edwin Figueroa in the calendar year.

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