We know an interesting bantamweight fight will go down on Sept. 8. We just don’t yet know where.
Rivera (21-2) is coming off a knockout loss to Marlon Moraes in the main event of UFC Utica. Prior to the loss, the New Yorker had won 20 consecutive fights, including his first five UFC bouts.
Dodson (20-9), meanwhile, has been a factor in both the bantamweight and flyweight divisions during his UFC tenure. The JacksonWink competitor, and TUF 14 champion, has won two of his past three fights, most recently a split decision over Pedro Munhoz at UFC 222.