UFC Phoenix Prelims: Aljamain Sterling Out Scores Jimmie Rivera

The prelims have wrapped up for UFC Phoenix, and in the feature bout, Aljamain Sterling's comprehensive game was too much for Jimmie Rivera.

The prelims have wrapped up for UFC Phoenix, and in the feature bout, Aljamain Sterling’s comprehensive game was too much for Jimmie Rivera.

Early on, Sterling closed the distance and attempted to take the fight down. But as the bout went on, Sterling began to throw more kicks and spinning techniques, some of which tagged Rivera. After fifteen minutes, there was little doubt Sterling would be awarded the decision victory, and the bantamweight contender was.

Here are the results so far for UFC Phoenix.

Aljamain Sterling def. Jimmie Rivera via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Manny Bermudez def. Benito Lopez via submission (D’arce choke) R1, 3:09
Andrea Lee def. Ashlee Evans-Smith via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Nik Lentz def. Scott Holtzman via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Luke Sanders def. Renan Barao via KO (punches) R2, 1:01
Emily Whitmire def. Aleksandra Albu via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 1:01

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