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UFC Utica live blog: Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes

MMA: UFC Fight Night-Utica- Rivera vs Moraes
Jimmie Rivera (red gloves) defends against a kick from Marlon Moraes (blue gloves) at UFC Utica on Friday
Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

This is the UFC Utica live blog for Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Moraes, a bantamweight bout at Friday’s UFC event at the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, N.Y.

Rivera, who is on a 20-fight win streak dating back to November 2008, fights Moraes, a former World Series of Fighting champion who has won 15 of his last 16 bouts, in the main event.

Check out the UFC Utica live blog below.

Round 1: Referee Dan Miragliotta overseeing the main event. Leg kicks from Moraes to start. A left head kick clips Rivera and he goes down. Ground and pound from Moraes and this one is over barely 30 seconds in! Incredible finish.

Official result: Marlon Moraes def. Jimmie Rivera via KO (head kick and punches) at :33 of Round 1

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