This is how you get noticed on your UFC debut. As part of the Bisping vs. Leites preliminary card, Jimmie Rivera took on Marcus Brimage, and he stopped the long time UFC vet in under 2 minutes. Watch highlights below:
Here's the play-by-play of the bout from our live blog of the event:
Marcus Brimage vs. Jimmie Rivera - Bantamweights
Round 1: Lots of movement as the fight opens. Brimage begins to land with punches. Rivera drops him briefly with a leg kick, eats a front kick to the mouth. Another. Brimage with a straight left over a kick. Lots of action. Brimage staggered by a straight left. Rivera charges forward, firing punches with both hands. Brimage falls. The ref stops it! TKO win for Jimmie Rivera.
Official Result: Jimmie Rivera def. Marcus Brimage via TKO (punches) at 1:29 of Rd 1.