Las Vegas, Nevada – In one of the most insane two minutes of fighting, John Lineker hurt Francisco Rivera and locked up a submission to win his bantamweight debut.
UFC 191 took place tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Francisco Rivera vs. John Lineker took place on the preliminary card which aired on Fox Sports 1 in the United States and BT Sport in the UK.
Round 1 begins with Rivera pushing forward with Lineker looking to counter strike and then craziness ensues as both fighters throw haymakers with reckless abandon. First Lineker hurt and drops Rivera, then Rivera recovers hurts Lineker with a flurry of his own whilst still being rocked. Rivera then dropped for a takedown but landed in a guillotine and was forced to tap at 2:08 of the very first round. Watch the replay below.
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With the win, Lineker improves to 26-7 MMA and Rivera drops to 11-5-1 MMA.
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