Rivera Scores UFC Extension

Written by Tom Ngo
June 28th, 2009


Eight-year MMA vet Jorge Rivera has just inked a four-fight contract extension to remain with the UFC. Although he holds an average 5-5 record inside the Octagon, he stakes claim to a 16-7 overall MMA record.

The Boston Herald was the first to report the 37-year-old’s new deal.

Rivera was last seen taking a split-decision over Nissen Osterneck at “Ultimate Fight Night 18” this past April. He injured his shoulder during the scrap and has been rehabbing since.

Most UFC fans remember Rivera from his days as a contestant on the fourth season of the hit reality show, “The Ultimate Fighter.”

It is being reported that Rivera plans to hang up his MMA gloves for good once this contract expires.

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