Rivera (22-3) joined the UFC back in July 2015 riding a 15-fight win streak and he stretched that to 20 with victories in his first five Octagon appearances, which included decision nods over Thomas Almeida, Urijah Faber, and Iuri Alcantara. He’s just 1-2 in his last three outings, sandwiching a win over John Dodson with losses to Aljamain Sterling and Marlon Moraes.
It’s Yan (12-1) who now finds himself on a lengthy win streak, having won seven straight dating back to his time competing in Russia. The 26-year-old is 4-0 in the UFC so far, having most recently defeated Dodson by unanimous decision at UFC Prague in February.
UFC 238 will be headlined by flyweight champion Henry Cejudo and Marlon Moraes competing for a vacant bantamweight title. In the co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko defends her flyweight title against Jessica Eye.
See the updated card below:
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jessica Eye
Jimmie Rivera vs. Petr Yan