Yair Rodriguez vs Jeremy Stephens is one more great fight of Ultimate Fighting Championship. It is the main event of UFC Fight Night 159. It’s the featherweight bout which will take place in Mexico City, Mexico. Both featherweights will have a serious confrontation. Review our thoughts on this bout here below.
On the 21st of September UFC comes to Mexico. In the main event on The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America featherweight winner Yair ‘El Pantera’ Rodriguez (11-2) will meet #8 featherweight in UFC Featherweight Division Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens (28-16). It is the third straight main event for Yair Rodriguez, and we know that he will not disappoint his country fans.
Yair ‘El Pantera’ Rodriguez
Yair Rodriguez is coming off a spectacular knockout win against Chan Sung Jung back in November 2018. It was 2018 Knockout of the Year. ‘El Pantera’ has won 9 of his last 10 fights, only losing to former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar. Now he will be fighting in front of his fans, in his country – Mexico, so it should give him extra energy boosts. Featherweight sensation is a wild man, known for his big arsenal of kicks. Rodriguez is not much of a boxer but his striking is solid. He needs to put some extra work for his wrestling and grappling but he is a young fighter so with working hard, it will come with the time.
Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens
Jeremy Stephens is coming off two straight losses to Jose Aldo and Zabit Magomedsharipov. So now he is definitely looking forward to snapping that losing streak and get back to the winning column. ‘Lil Heathen’ is a true knockout artist – he has real power in his hands. 19 of his 28 career wins are by knockout. Not only he hits like a train, but Stephens also has some underrated wrestling – he is very efficient with his takedowns. Also American is good in mixing striking with wrestling, which is hard to read for opponents.
Yair Rodriguez vs Jeremy Stephens H2H
These fighters never met each other in the octagon.