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Rivera-Bisping Rumored to be Slated for UFC 127

Written on November 15, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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"The thing is that I know it sucks when these things happen. I know how hard Jorge trained for this fight (and how he) was so pumped at the weigh-ins. (But) we're doing so many fights. I'm sure we'll pop him into a fight real quick and get him going again." ---Dana White, UFC President

After the last minute the cancellation of 122 Alesio Sakara – co-headliner, the latter is fighting another middleweight in the person of (20-3 , 10-3).

mentioned the probability of the fight at kimura.se. According to sources, the positivity of the fight is 95%. Though not yet announced, is expected to take place on Feb. 27 at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. The show is expected to air on pay-per-view.

Rivera’s UFC 122 fight was pulled out when Sakara succumbed to flu-like symptoms.

Rivera was in moderate success in his previous UFC bouts. But he had three consecutive wins under UFC cards too. These three consecutive wins include a decision win against Nissen Osterneck, stopped win against Rob Kimmons at UFC 104 and the fight with Nate Quarry at UFC Fight Night 21 in March.

, on the other hand, have three wins in his past four bouts, a back to back decision wins over Dan Miller and Yoshihiro Akiyama. TUF 3 winner’s had a close decision to at UFC 110.

After UFC 122, , UFC President commented on the Rivera vs Sakara fight which was initially slated for UFC 118 before both fighters were injured.

“To me on doing the fight again: I don’t know,” he said. “The thing is that I know it sucks when these things happen. I know how hard Jorge trained for this fight (and how he) was so pumped at the weigh-ins. (But) we’re doing so many fights. I’m sure we’ll pop him into a fight real quick and get him going again.”

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