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UFC Fight Night 84 results recap: Brad Pickett vs Francisco Rivera fight review and analysis

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Last night (Sat., Feb. 27, 2016), Brad Pickett and Francisco Rivera squared off at UFC Fight Night 84 inside The O2 Arena in London, England. In a very tight bout, Pickett took home the decision. Find out how below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Bantamweight scrappers Brad Pickett and Francisco Rivera battled last night (Feb. 27, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 84 inside The O2 Arena in London, England.

Despite having a rough go of things lately, Pickett actually put forth a strong showing in defeat prior to this bout. He was looking for a similar display of skill last night, however, he hoped to have his hand raised at the end of this contest.

Similarly, Rivera has been struggling to put together victories in recent performances. That said, the knockout artist still packs brutal power inside his punches and was planning to demonstrate that opposite the hometown favorite.

Unexpectedly, both men were fairly measured to start the bout. Pickett looked to work his way inside with head movement, while Rivera attempted to maintain his range and score with counter punches and kicks.

For most of the round, Rivera scored with his counter punches and did real damage, limiting his opponent’s offense while scoring with his own shots. However, at the end of the round, the two finally let loose and traded wildly with both men landing hard.

Regardless, the first round clearly belonged to Rivera.

After a fiery exchange to start the round, the pace slowed down a bit. A minute passed without anything too significant happening, then Pickett scored with an easy single leg takedown. However, Rivera managed to escape from the bottom before much could happen from there.

For the final two minutes, very few exchanges occurred. Both fighters were slowing, and the action suffered. With less than a minute remaining, the most significant moments ….View full article

Source:: mma mania