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Francisco Rivera is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes in the bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was born on October 8, 1981 in Whittier, California, United States. Rivera began his professional MMA career in 2006 and has since competed in various promotions, including Bellator, King of the Cage, and Tachi Palace Fights. He made his UFC debut in 2013 and has since gone on to win five fights in the promotion. As of 2021, Francisco Rivera's net worth is estimated to be roughly $1 million. He has earned most of his wealth from his successful career as a professional MMA fighter. He has earned a total of $1,068,000 from his fights in the UFC. He also earns additional income from sponsorships and endorsements.

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Age 42 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born 8 October, 1981
Birthday 8 October
Birthplace Whittier, California, United States
Nationality American

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Francisco Rivera Height, Weight & Measurements

At 42 years old, Francisco Rivera height is 5ft 8in and Weight 135 lb.

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Height 5ft 8in
Weight 135 lb
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Dating & Relationship status

He is currently single. He is not dating anyone. We don't have much information about He's past relationship and any previous engaged. According to our Database, He has no children.

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Francisco Rivera Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Francisco Rivera worth at the age of 42 years old? Francisco Rivera’s income source is mostly from being a successful Fighter. He is from American. We have estimated Francisco Rivera's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million - $5 Million
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Net Worth in 2022 Pending
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Rivera was given a license to compete in California, and was scheduled to fight at LXF 6 on March 20, 2020, but the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Rivera faced Brad Pickett on February 27, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 84. He lost the back-and-forth fight via split decision.

Rivera next faced Érik Pérez on July 30, 2016 at UFC 201. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Rivera receive a four year USADA suspension for testing positive for a banned substance clenbuterol, collected from an out of competition sample in July 23, 2016. He was subsequently released from the promotion.


Rivera faced Alex Caceres on June 6, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 68. He won the fight via knockout in the first round.

Rivera faced John Lineker on September 5, 2015 at UFC 191. He lost the fight via submission in the first round. The wild slugfest earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.


Rivera faced Takeya Mizugaki on May 24, 2014 at UFC 173. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Rivera faced Urijah Faber on December 6, 2014 at UFC 181. Rivera lost the fight via second round submission. However, the ending was controversial as Faber stunned Rivera with an eyepoke during a standup exchange. The eyepoke went unnoticed by the referee, but immediately preceded the fight ending submission. Rivera's management team indicated that they planned to appeal the result in hopes that it would be changed to a no contest, and hoped that the UFC could schedule a rematch with Faber. Ultimately, the NSAC upheld the result of a submission victory for Faber.


After being clipped twice in the first round, Rivera rallied to defeat Edwin Figueroa on February 2, 2013 at UFC 156 in the second round, staggering him before getting a TKO stoppage.

Rivera was expected to face Hugo Viana on April 20, 2013 at UFC on Fox 7. However, Rivera was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by T.J. Dillashaw.

Rivera was expected to face George Roop on October 19, 2013 at UFC 166. However, the pairing was shifted to November 6, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 31. He won the fight via TKO in the second round.


Following two emphatic first round stoppages on the regional circuit, Rivera was re-signed by the UFC to face Alex Soto on May 15, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier, replacing Azamat Gashimov who was removed from the bout. Rivera won the fight via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).

Rivera was expected to replace Edwin Figueroa against Ken Stone on June 22, 2012 at UFC on FX 4. However, Rivera was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Dustin Pague.

Rivera faced Roland Delorme on July 21, 2012 at UFC 149. Rivera defeated Delorme via first round KO. However, Rivera later failed his post-fight drug test for an over-the-counter stimulant and the win was overturned to a No Contest.


Rivera was expected to drop to Bantamweight and face Takeya Mizugaki on March 3, 2011 at UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann. However, Rivera was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by promotional newcomer Reuben Duran.

Rivera faced Reuben Duran on June 4, 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale. He lost the fight via submission in the third round and was subsequently released from the promotion.


On October 28, 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As part of the merger, most WEC fighters were transferred into the UFC.


Francisco Rivera Jr. (born October 8, 1981) is an American mixed martial artist who last competed in the Bantamweight division of the UFC. A professional since 2008, he has also competed for the WEC and Tachi Palace Fights. Rivera is known for his heavy hands and wild fighting style.