Pedro Munhoz
The Young Punisher


Rides leg kicks to victory
February 27, 2021
Munhoz defeated Jimmie Rivera via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Munhoz gets his revenge on Rivera after the latter took a split decision in the first fight between the two back in 2015. The Brazilian won this one on the strength of excellent game planning and even better execution. Munhoz made it a point to smash Rivera with leg kicks throughout the early portion of the bout, and that decision essentially won him the fight. While Rivera still landed his fair share of shots, the power and consistency simply wasn't there while fighting on one leg. It's all a credit to Munhoz, who has long been one of the more underrated fighters on the entire UFC roster. If Munhoz isn't a top five bantamweight at this point, he's not far behind. The pair will also walk away with $50,000 Fight of the Night bonuses after this bout produced a highlight on a largely-lackluster card.
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Gets new date for Rivera fight
February 16, 2021
Munhoz will face Jimmie Rivera on Feb. 27, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
This is the fourth scheduled date for this fight, as it's been previously set for Jan. 30, Jan. 20 and Feb. 13. Assuming there's not yet another complication, Munhoz will get the chance to avenge his 2015 split-decision loss against Rivera as he looks to halt his losing streak at two.
Rivera fight pushed back again
February 9, 2021
Munhoz's scheduled Saturday fight against Jimmie Rivera was postponed Tuesday, Damon Martin of reports.
The pairing was originally scheduled for Jan. 30 before being moved up to Jan. 20 and then back to Feb. 13. The matchup is expected to be rescheduled for yet another date, though that date is yet to be announced.
Rivera fight moved again
January 7, 2021
Munhoz's scheduled bantamweight matchup against Jimmie Rivera has been moved back to Feb. 13, Mike Heck of reports.
Originally scheduled for the now-cancelled Jan. 30 card, this will be the second time this matchup of ranked 135-pounders has been moved. Munhoz is listed as a (+115) betting underdog as of the date of this announcement.
Rivera fight moved up
December 22, 2020
Munhoz's upcoming bantamweight fight against Jimmie Rivera was moved up to Jan. 20th, Marcel Dorff of reports.
The matchup joins three others in moving up 10 days following the cancellation of the Jan. 30 evebnt. The new card will take place on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Munhoz sits as a (+135) betting underdog as of early-January.
Meeting Jimmie Rivera again
November 21, 2020
Munhoz will take on Jimmie Rivera on Jan. 30, reports.
The pair met once before, with Rivera defeating Munhoz by split decision back in November of 2015. Munhoz followed that setback with a stretch of seven wins out of eight, but he's since gone on to lose two straight matches, most recently falling by split decision against Frankie Edgar in August. Rivera has also gone through a rough patch recently, losing three of his four fights in 2018 and 2019, but he's coming off a unanimous decision win against Cody Stammann in July.