UFC On Fuel TV 3 Results: Francisco Rivera Can't Quite Finish Alex Soto

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Bantamweights Alex Soto and Francisca Rivera opened the UFC on Fuel TV 3 preliminary card with a kick ass bout featuring gutsy performances from both men.

UFC On Fuel TV 3 Results: Francisco Rivera defeated Alex Soto by unanimous decision (30-27 x3).

Rivera came out aggressive. He walked Soto down and caught him early and often. Rivera hurt Soto and dropped him with a right behind the ear. Soto bounced back with a take down and did some damage with knees as they came back up. Soto acquitted himself better after establishing a modicum of respect from Rivera.

In the second Rivera continued walking down Soto but Soto held his own for a while in slow action. Towards the final minute Rivera landed a head kick that dropped Soto. But Soto popped right back up.

Between rounds Rivera complained to his corner that Soto wouldn't go down.

Soto came out early, landed a take down and hurt Rivera with a big right hand. Rivera came back though and again hurt Soto. Badly. Soto staggered with the crazy legs. Then he fell. Soto fell from punches this time. But again he popped right back up. Rivera was clearly dominant by the end but Soto was a very game opponent.

Great fight.


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