UFC Fight Night 103: Jimmie Rivera vs Marlon Vera removed from card

The UFC officially announced Jan. 9 that the Jimmie Rivera – Marlon Vera bantamweight fight has been removed from UFC Fight Night 103.

Vera was replacing the injured Bryan Caraway, who was initially scheduled to fight Rivera.

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According to various news reports, Rivera declined to fight Vera.

UFC Fight Night 103 takes place Jan. 15 at the Talking Stick Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. Yair Rodriguez takes on BJ Penn in the main event.

The current card is as follows.

Yair Rodriguez (9-1-0) vs BJ Penn (16-10-2)

Joe Lauzon (26-12-0) vs Marcin Held (22-5-0)

John Moraga (16-5-0) vs Sergio Pettis (14-2-0)

Frankie Saenz (11-4-0) vs Augusto Mendes (5-1-0)

Viktor Pesta (10-3-0) vs Alexey Oleynik (50-10-1)

Court McGee (18-5-0) vs Ben Saunders (20-7-2)

Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (6-3-0) vs Nina Ansaroff (6-5-0)

Ben Saunders (20-7-2) vs Court McGee (18-5-0)

Erik Koch (15-4-0) vs Tony Martin (10-3-0)

Cyril Asker (7-2-0) vs Dmitry Smoliakov (8-1-0)

Joachim Christensen (13-4-0) vs Bojan Mihajlovic (10-4-0)

Devin Powell (8-1-0) vs Jordan Rinaldi (12-5-0)



Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.


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