LOOK: Yair Rodriguez’s busted eye got destroyed by Frankie Edgar at UFC 211

After watching what took place at UFC 211, we can never question Yair Rodriguez’s toughness. With him squaring off against the veteran Frankie Edgar, many thought this would be Rodriguez’s breakout fight. But it was anything but that. Rodriguez spent two rounds getting beaten to a pulp, taking many punches in the process. It was so bad that a doctor had to step in and call the fight...
Via The Sports Daily
May 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Five reasons why UFC 211 will be the best card of the year

UFC 211 is finally upon us, and despite the lack of transcendent super-star talent on the docket, it may very well be the best card the UFC puts on display this year. Here are the five reasons why. Your Favorite Fighter’s Favorite Fighter(s) Are you looking for a new favorite fighter to watch? One who is vicious on her feet and is always looking for the finish? Then Joanna Jędrzejczyk...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
May 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Yair Rodriguez: The Future of the UFC Featherweight Division

Late Sunday night, Yair “El Pantera” Rodriguez, put on a masterclass in taekwondo as he dismantled UFC legend BJ Penn with an obscene amount of kicks to the head. This fight marks Yair’s sixth straight win in the octagon and should be the first win in a huge year for him. Going into this fight, Yair seemed like an exciting young prospect who still needed to face some high level level...
January 16, 2017  |  Discuss

BJ Penn destroyed by Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night (VIDEO)

B.J. Penn returned to The Octagon for the first time in almost three years on Sunday night, and he probably shouldn’t have. Penn squared up against the young, promising Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night, and the 24-year-old showed his youth and ran circles around the poor veteran. To be honest, Penn was lucky to even survive the first round. He was able to do that, but not by much...
Via The Sports Daily
January 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Why UFC featherweight Yair Rodriguez can't stop, won't stop taking risks

No one takes more high-flying risks as a matter of course during a fight than UFC featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez. He admits that people have been trying to tell him to be more orthodox for his entire career."It's just the Yair Rodriguez style. I cannot do another style because it's just the way that I fight," he told MMA Junkie after earning a knockout victory over Andre...
Via FOX Sports
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

WIV 3 Stars: A flying switch kick KO, GGG being GGG & Koreshkov blasting Bendo

It was another action packed weekend in the world of combat sports and below you’ll find the three fighters who stood above the rest in our Weekend in Violence 3 Stars feature for the weekend ending on April 24th, the 16th week of 2016. 1st Star – Yair Rodriguez This one was easy. It became clear early on in his PPV opener with Andre “Touchy” Fili that Yair Rodriguez, the young...
Via Fight Booth
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Fighters react to Yair Rodriguez's head-kick knockout

"Ultimate Fighter: Latin America" winner Yair Rodriguez defeated Andre Fili in spectacular fashion Saturday night at UFC 197.The rising featherweight uncorked a vicious jump kick midway through the second round that landed flush on the chin of Fili. The Team Alpha Male fighter dropped to the canvas like a ton of bricks and the referee stepped in to stop the fight before Rodriguez...
Via FOX Sports
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Yair Rodriguez finishes Andre Fili with spectacular head kick KO

Yair Rodriguez started UFC 197 with a bang after landing a spectacular jumping switch kick that flattened Andre Fili midway through the second round in a showdown between two promising featherweight prospects.Rodriguez has been one of the most talked about names in the division after winning his season of "The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America" and it seems even more attention will...
Via FOX Sports
April 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Yair Rodriguez provides update on his severely injured foot

Yair Rodriguez is coming off a win over Daniel Hooker at UFC 192. However, he had some consequences to go along with that win. Rodriguez severely injured his right foot during the first round of his fight. Rodriguez has recently provided an update on his foot. “My foot is feeling good,” Rodriguez said to MMA Junkie. “I’ve been working on it every day since my injury. I think it’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 192's Yair Rodriguez: 'I feel like I cannot be broken'

Yair Rodriguez is a cool customer. When we spoke with the TUF Latin America winner he insisted that he hasn't felt an up-tick in pressure since debuting in the UFC. Take, for instance, his last fight - a main card thriller in June against top prospect Charles Rosa. Rodriguez squeaked out a split decision win at UFC 188 in Mexico City after an impressive performance. If the young...
Via FOX Sports
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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