Per multiple media sources, Bryan Caraway has been forced out of his upcoming bout against Jimmie Rivera. The two had been scheduled to face off at UFC Fight Night 103, which takes place Jan. 15 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. The promotion is reportedly looking for a suitable replacement to face Rivera.
Caraway signed with the UFC in 2011. During his run in the promotion has has scored victories over the likes of Mitch Gagnon, Erik Perez and former WEC champion Eddie Wineland. In his last fight, Caraway upset rising prospect Aljamain Sterling to improve his professional record to 21-7.
Rivera finally made his UFC debut in 2015. Prior to that, he had a built a 16-1 record on the local circuit including holding titles for King of the Cage, Ring of Combat and Cage Fury Fighting Championships. Since joining the UFC, Rivera has gone 4-0. In his last fight, he picked up his biggest victory to date as he bested former WEC champion Urijah Faber at UFC 203.
In the main event of UFC Fight Night 103, UFC Hall of Fame member and multiple-time champion B.J. Penn returns from a brief retirement and faces “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America” winner Yair Rodriguez.