This weekend’s UFC Fight Night should be an interesting contest between Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez, with both men looking to remain in contention for the featherweight title.
Ortega (15-2, 1 no contest) last fought in September, when his second title fight ended in defeat – as well as his first – when the American was bested by Alexander Volkanovsky.
Meanwhile, Rodriguez (13-3, 1 NC) has yet to fight for the gold, but the Mexican showed his potential in a resounding defeat to former champion Max Holloway in November.
Dynamic forward Rodriguez and jiu-jitsu specialist Ortega both probably need a few more wins if they want to fight for the belt — again, in Ortega’s case — which means Saturday’s main event will be an important fight for every fighter. Is.
Here’s everything you need to know.
when is it?
The event will take place at the UBS Arena in Elmont on Saturday, July 16.
Preliminary will begin at 4 p.m. BST (8 p.m. PT, 10 p.m. CT, 11 p.m. ET), with mains continuing at 7 p.m. BST (11 p.m. PT, 1 p.m. CT, 2 p.m. ET).
how can i watch?
The card will be streamed live in the UK on BT Sport, with the broadcaster’s app and website also broadcasting the fights.
In the US, ESPN+ will broadcast the action live, as will UFC Fight Pass.
Ortega – 4/7
Rodrigues – 4/5
Brian Ortega vs Yair Rodriguez (Featherweight)
Michelle Waterson vs Amanda Lemos (women’s strawweight)
Li Jingliang vs. Muslim Salikhov (welterweight)
Matt Schnell vs Sumudarjee (flyweight)
Shane Burgos vs Charles Jourdain (Featherweight)
Lauren Murphy vs Misha Tate (Female Flyweight)
Ricky Simon vs Jack Shore (bantamweight)
Punahel Soriano vs Dalcha Lungiambula (middleweight)
Bill Elgio vs Herbert Burns (featherweight)
Dustin Jacobi vs Da-Un Jung (Light Heavyweight)
Dwight Grant vs. Dustin Stoltzfuss (middleweight)
Phil Rowe vs Abubakar Nurmagomedov (welterweight)
Jessica Penn x Emily Ducote (Female Strawweight)