Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that the matchup will no longer happen on the Jan. 20 UFC Fight Island 8 card due to undisclosed reasons and will now take place at UFC 258 on Feb. 13. A location for the pay-per-view event has yet to be revealed.
The first meeting between Munhoz and Rivera took place at a UFC Fight Night event in Sao Paulo in November 2015. Rivera defeated Munhoz via split decision in the former’s second octagon appearance.
Munhoz looks to snap a two-fight losing skid. “The Young Punisher” knocked out Cody Garbrandt at UFC 235 to extend his winning streak to three fights before dropping back-to-back decisions to Aljamain Sterling and Frankie Edgar.
Rivera recently ended the first losing streak of his professional career when he earned a unanimous decision against Cody Stamann at UFC on ESPN 13 in July. “El Terror” has seven octagon wins, which includes victories over Urijah Faber, John Dodson and Thomas Almeida.