A clash of contending bantamweights is on tap for the upcoming UFC on FOX 25 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, locked and loaded for Nassau Coliseum on Sat., July 22, 2017 in what will be the promotion’s Long Island debut.
Jimmie Rivera vs. Thomas Almeida, according to NY Newsday.
Rivera (20-1) has ripped through the 135-pound weight class to stake his claim to the top five of the division (see it here). That includes his unanimous decision win over Urijah Faber at UFC 203 last September.
“El Terror” has captured 19 straight.
He’ll definitely be tested against the hard-hitting Almeida (21-1), who rebounded from his knockout loss to UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt to smash Albert Morales at UFC Fight Night 100 in Brazil.
“Thominas” has a staggering 20 finishes in 21 wins.
UFC on FOX 25 is still waiting for its headlining bout; however, Patrick Cummins and Gian Villante will collide in light heavyweight action, while Frankie Perez and Chris Wade mix it up at 155 pounds.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for additional fight announcements in the coming weeks.