UFC on ESPN+ 36: Tyson Nam vs. Jerome Rivera Play-by-Play

Kicking off the evening, bantamweights Tyson Nam and Jerome Rivera fought. Here’s how their matchup went.

Bout 1: Tyson Nam (19-11-1) vs. Jerome Rivera (10-2) (Bantamweight)

The fighters took turn throwing strikes to start the fight. Rivera was kept on the perimeter of the cage by Nam. Nam landed a right hook in the third minute of the fight that shook Rivera. A leg kick from Rivera in the fourth minute seemingly hurt Nam. Rivera landed a knee to the head in a clinch. Nam continued to throw multiple combinations of punches to Rivera, often going from the body to the head. They clinched for the closing moments of the fight.

Nam countered a kick with a right cross early in the second round that dropped Rivera. Nam threw punches on top that caused the fight to be stopped.

RESULT: Tyson Nam def. Jerome Rivera via TKO, Punches (RD 2, 0:34)

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Nam 10
Rivera 9

Live coverage of the entire show can be viewed here.

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