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UFC 201 results from last night: Erik Perez vs Francisco Rivera fight review, analysis

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Last night (July 30, 2016), Erik Perez and Francisco Rivera squared off at UFC 201 inside Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. In a wild bout, Perez came out on top. Find out how below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Bantamweight hitters Erik Perez and Francisco Rivera threw down last night (July 30, 2016) at UFC 201 inside Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

Once one of the division’s hottest prospects, things have cooled down for Perez due to a couple tough losses and some injury time off. However, he returned successfully in his last bout, and “Goyito” was looking to start a new win streak last night.

Rivera’s recent results haven’t been ideal either. He’s lost four out of his last five fights, though he has been facing competition. This was a big fight for him, as it could determine whether he still has a place in UFC. Rivera started quickly, landing some clean punches while slipping his foe’s shots. Once Perez settled into his range a bit, the exchanges became a bit more even, though neither man was landing with much consistency.

In the last two minutes of the round, Perez began to pick up the pace. He scored with some hard strikes, including a jump knee, and generally put the pressure on Rivera.

Rivera landed the cleaner blows, but Perez landed more and was on the aggressive. On the whole, it was a tough round to call.

In the second round, Perez began to open up a bit more and really find his range. On the outside, Perez showed some interesting movement. Though he didn’t exactly use it technically to set up his shots — he’s clearly still in the start of that process — Perez did avoid the vast majority of his opponent’s punches.

For the most part, Perez landed lots of kicks and ….View full article

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