Jimmie Rivera and Aljamain Sterling have been stalking each other since the bantamweights were competing on the New York-New Jersey regional circuit. Now their paths finally cross. Those are some serious bragging rights they're each hoping to secure.
Manny Bermudez pulls off a huge submisison win, defeating Benito Lopez by d'arce choke in the first round. It was Lopez's first career loss, while Bermudez remained perfect.
Now it's time for a battle of unbeaten young bantamweights. Manny Bermudez is 13-0 and has finished his last five opponents. Benito Lopez is 9-0 but has not fought since 2017. Both are 24 years old.