Delorme Gets Rivera at UFC 149
The UFC originally announced that DREAM champion Bibiano Fernandes would fight Roland Delorme before Fernandes responded that he never signed a contract with the UFC. Now, Roland Delorme (8-1) will now face Francisco Rivera (8-2) at UFC 149.
Delorme is unbeaten in the UFC with two victories – both by submission. The Winnipeg fighter’s latest win was over fellow Canadian Nick Denis this past May on the UFC on Fox 3 card. He will hope to make it three in a row at UFC 149.
When contacted by Top MMA News, Delorme stated, “I am just glad that I still get to fight in Calgary.”
Francisco Rivera is on his second run with Zuffa. In his first run, he lost to Erik Koch in the WEC and Reuben Duran in the UFC. Rivera was released and then fought his way back to the UFC where he recorded his first UFC victory this May over Alex Soto.
The two fighters join a long list of Canadians on the Calgary card including Claude Patrick, Ryan Jimmo, Mitch Gagnon, Nick Ring, Antonio Carvalho, Chris Clements, and Mitch Clarke.