It’s never a good thing when not only the fans are booing, but Joe Rogan says this fight is boring, Takeya Mizugaki usually has a better fight than this. However, he will not win fight of the night against Francisco Rivera at UFC 173, but gets a solid win over him and that’s all that matters. Takeya Mizugaki def. Francisco Rivera by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Takeya Mizugaki (10-2) he has seven knockouts, zero submissions and 3 decision victories while he has been knocked out once and submitted once in his MMA career. He made his UFC debut against Reuben Duran at UFC – The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale on Jun / 04 / 2011, but lost the fight via rear naked choke. He won his next two fights outside of the promotion and returned against Alex Soto via unanimous decision at UFC on Fuel TV 3 – Korean Zombie vs. Poirier on May / 15 / 2012, but then his fight with Roland Delorme was Overturned by Commission at UFC 149 – Faber vs. Barao on Jul / 21 / 2012. He beat Edwin Figueroa via TKO at UFC 156 – Aldo vs. Edgar on Feb / 02 / 2013 and in his last fight he beat George Roop via TKO at UFC Fight Night – Fight for the Troops 3 on Nov / 06 / 2013.
Francisco Rivera (19-7) he has 5 knockouts, 1 submissions and 13 decision victories while he has been knocked out once, submitted twice and lost by decision five times. He made his UFC debut against Reuben Duran which he won via split decision at UFC Live 3 – Sanchez vs. Kampmann on Mar / 03 / 2011. In his last four fights he is a perfect 4-0. He beat Jeff Hougland via unanimous decision at UFC on Fuel TV 6 – Franklin vs. Le on Nov / 10 / 2012, Bryan Caraway via split decision at UFC on Fuel TV 8 – Silva vs. Stann on Mar / 03 / 2013 and then he beat Erik Perez via split decision at UFC Fight Night – Condit vs. Kampmann 2 on Aug / 28 / 2013. In his last fight he beat Nam Phan via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night – Hunt vs. Bigfoot on Dec / 07 / 2013.