Is Brian Ortega Vs Yair Rodriguez Next On The Cards?
The end of this year might come up with a huge showdown between the leading UFC featherweight fighters, Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez. Reports are indicating the fight between both opponents is in the works.
MMA journalist, Ariel Helwani, was the first one to break the news. It’s still doubtful whether the fight will headline a UFC Fight Night event or it will occur on a forthcoming pay-per-view card.
Ortega has recently faced a defeat against the UFC featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 266 by unanimous decision. He looked good on various occasions during the fight but was unable to grab a win for himself in the end.
Before suffering a defeat from Volkanovski, Ortega earned a comprehensive victory over Chan Sung Jung.
Rodriguez also came back to the octagon against Holloway at UFC Vegas 42. The featherweight stars, Ortega and Rodriguez, had clashed with Holloway one after the other but both were unable to defeat him.
Rodriguez was ignored for about two years after he gained a massive win over Jeremy Stephens in October 2019. However, he came back strongly and earned impressive wins against BJ Penn and Alex Caceres.
The Ortega vs Rodriguez fight winner could excel one step closer to the title shot. If this matchup happens, the dangerous and versatile fighters, Ortega and Rodriguez could put on a show in their fight.