Francisco Rivera Out; Reuben Duran Meets Takeya Mizugaki at UFC on Versus 3

15 Feb

MMA Junkie Reports:

Reuben Duran

– 7-2-1 MMA/ UFC Debut

– 4 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Greg Guzman, Ryan Diaz, Maurice Eazel

Takeya Mizugaki

– 13-5-2 MMA/ UFC Debut

– Loss 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Jeff Curran, Rani Yahya


Another injury changes the line-up for for the third edition of the UFC on Versus series. This time it’s bantamweight Francisco Rivera that suffered an undisclosed injury while training. KOTC veteran and UFC newcomer Reuben Duran takes his spot and will meet Takeya Mizugaki on the preliminary portion of the card. UFC on Versus 3 takes place on March 3rd at the KFC Yum! Arena in Louisville, Kentucky. A welterweight tilt between Martin Kampmann and Diego Sanchez headlines the show.

Reuben Duran makes his UFC debut carrying a four-fight win streak, including victories over Greg Guzman, Ryan Diaz, and Kana Hyatt at King of the Cage events. Six of Duran’s seven victories have come by stoppages, three TKO’s and three submissions.

Mizugaki made his WEC debut against then-champion Miguel Torres back in April of 2009, losing a unanimous decision but earning the respect of the MMA community for testing Torres further than anyone else previously had for some time. Since the title fight, Mizugaki has had mixed success in the cage, going just 2-2 in the WEC. Most recently Mizugaki was submitted in the first round by Urijah Faber, making his 135-pound debut.

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