MMA Junkie first reported the bout.
Munhoz (18-5-0-1NC) enters the contest riding a two fight losing streak, dropping bouts to Frankie Edgar and Aljamain Sterling. Munhoz hasn’t earned a victory in almost two years, with that last win coming over Cody Garbrandt at UFC 235. Munhoz has suffered five losses as a professional MMA fighter and all of them came by way of decision.
Rivera (23-4-0) won the first meeting between himself and Munhoz, with that win coming by split decision at UFC Fight Night 77 in November od 2015. Rivera has won five of eight since that first meeting, with notable wins coming over Urijah Faber, Thomas Almeida and John Dodson. Rivera has competed 27 times as a professional MMA fighter and 20 of those bouts went the distance.
The yet to be announced UFC card is set for Saturday, January 30 from a location to be announced and with a main event to be announced. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, while broadcast plans have yet to be revealed.
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