Bantamweight contenders Jimmie Rivera and Thomas Almeida will slug it out at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, New York, as Newsday reported the pair will meet in July at UFC on FOX 25.
Riding an impressive 19-fight win streak, with four of those wins happening inside the Octagon, Jimmie Rivera (20-1) already defeated two seasoned veterans in Urijah Faber and Iuri Alcantara in his last two outings. His sole loss came in 2008, when he dropped a split decision to Jason McLean.
Thomas Almeida (22-1) scored highlight reel KO wins over the likes of Brad Pickett and Anthony Birchak in his first UFC win streak, where he went 4-0 before being knocked out by the current champion, Cody Garbrandt. He bounced back from the loss with a TKO win over Albert Morales in November 2016.
No main event has been announced for UFC on FOX 25 as of yet, although Gian Villante vs. Patrick Cummins and Chris Wade vs. Frankie Perez are two bouts that are set for this event.