Bantamweights looking to continue the climb will meet this November, as Pedro Munhoz squares off against Jimmie Rivera at UFC Fight Night 77.
Set for November 7 from Brazil, the card features a third meeting between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson. Also, Glover Teixeira faces Patrick Cummins.
Munhoz (12-1) is a former Resurrection Fighting Alliance bantamweight champion who has won each of his last two after stepping in and fighting top contender Raphael Assuncao in 2014. In October, he submitted Jerrod Sanders after knocking out Matt Hobar.
Rivera (17-1) sports a 16-fight win streak that includes a first round TKO over Marcus Brimage this past July in his UFC debut. He’s finished each of his last three opponents overall.
Below is the current lineup:
Middleweight: Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson
Lightweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Rashid Magomedov
Lightweight: Gleison Tibau vs. Abel Trujillo
Lightweight: Johnny Case vs. Yan Cabral
Light Heavyweight: Glover Teixeira vs. Patrick Cummins
Light Heavyweight: Fabio Maldonado vs. Tom Lawlor
Welterweight: Viscardi Andrade vs. Gasan Umalatov
Flyweight: Bruno Rodrigues vs. Matheus Nicolau
Lightweight: Alex Oliveira vs. Piotr Hallmann
Bantamweight: Thomas Almeida vs. Anthony Birchak
Bantamweight: Jimmie Rivera vs. Pedro Munhoz