May 24, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Takeya Mizugaki (red) throws a punch at Francisco Rivera (blue) during their UFC 173 bantamweight bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mizugaki won the bout by unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 173: Takeya Mizugaki vs. Francisco Rivera full fight video highlights

On Saturday night, Takeya Mizugaki and Francisco Rivera faced off in a bantamweight bout on the UFC 173 main card. With a division now blown wide open, the fight was important for both fighters looking to climb the ladder and there was one man who was able to impress throughout the 15-minute fight.

It was Mizugaki who come away with the unanimous decision win, as he surprisingly outstruck Rivera and also controlled him on the ground.

If you missed Saturday’s main card bout between Mizugaki and Rivera, you can check out the video highlights below:

Below are the full UFC 173 results:


  • TJ Dillashaw def. Renan Barao via TKO (strikes) — Round 5 (2:26)
  • Daniel Cormier def. Dan Henderson via submission (rear-naked choke) — Round 3 (3:53)
  • Robbie Lawler def. Jake Ellenberger via TKO (strikes) — Round 3 (2:06)
  • Takeya Mizugaki def. Francisco Rivera via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • James Krause def. Jamie Varner via TKO (doctor stoppage) — Round 1 (5:00)


  • Michael Chiesa vs. Francisco Trinaldo via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
  • Tony Ferguson def. Katsunori Kikuno via TKO (punch) – Round 1, 4:06
  • Chris Holdsworth def. Chico Camus via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Mitch Clarke def. Al Iaquinta via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 2, 0:57
  • Vinc Pichel def. Anthony Njokuani via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Sam Sicilia def. Aaron Phillips via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Jingliang Li def. David Michaud via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

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