WEC 52 Live Blog: Erik Koch vs. Francisco Rivera Updates

This is the WEC 52 live blog for Erik Koch vs. Francisco Rivera, a featherweight bout on tonight's WEC on Versus event from The Pearl in Las Vegas.

Erik Koch (10-1)'s most recent fight was a first-round submission win over Bendy Casimir in June. A former collegiate football player, Francisco Rivera (5-0) will be making his WEC debut.

The live blog is below.




Steve Mazzagatti without mustache is the referee.

Round 1: They feel each other out with jabs and kicks. The lankier Koch moves in and out and steps away when Rivera presses forward. Southpaw Koch lands with roundhouse head kick and drops Rivera. Koch pounces with punches and Mazzagatti stops the fight.

Koch celebrates with his coach Duke Roufus and teammate/roommate Anthony Pettis.

Koch wins via TKO (head kick followed by punches) - Round 1, 1:36

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