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MMA: Rivera auditions

In Las Vegas, Nevada, Santa Fe MMA fighter Jerome Rivera (9-2) weighed in at 125.5 pounds, a permissible half-pound over the flyweight limit, for his fight Tuesday against Luis Rodriguez (11-1) on Dana White’s Tuesday Contender Series.

Winners of DWTCS fights are often, though not always, awarded UFC contracts.

Tuesday’s DWTCS card will be streamed on espn+, starting at 6 p.m.

Linked to here is a story from MMA Junkie on Rivera’s battle back from adversity.

Never broken: How Jerome Rivera defeated adversity's best attempts to derail his DWCS opportunity

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