UFC Fight Night 158 just got over with and less than a week from the event, we’re already about to head into UFC Fight Night 159, also known as UFC Mexico City, headlined by Rodriguez vs Stephens where Yair Rodriguez takes on Jeremy Stephens in the featherweight main event.
Let us take a closer look at Rodriguez vs Stephens and see what to expect from the main event.
#UFCMexicoCity is kind of flying under the radar media-wise, but I'm excited. Grasso, Aldana, Moreno, Rodriguez, Stephens… ¡Vamos!
— Mikeztarp (@Mikeztarp) September 17, 2019
UFC Fight Night 159: Rodriguez vs Stephens
Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens are both popular names in UFC. Rodriguez is The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America featherweight winner and also hails from Mexico. This adds a hometown-hero angle to UFC Mexico City.
Stephens is the more experienced of the two, having had 44 MMA fights in his career and having won 28 of them. Rodriguez, on the other hand, has had only 13 fights and has won 11 of them. Coming off after a win over the Korean Zombie in his last fight, he is eager to face the experienced Stephens.
Here is how my brain is working on Stephens DEFEATING Rodriguez:
Yair may be too hard to deal with points-wise in a 3 round fight with his agility & movement.
In a 5 round fight (which is happening) Jeremy Stephens will find that point in time to close the distance & land bombs
— MMA with Mike (@mmawmike) September 17, 2019
Who Will Win Between Yair Rodriguez and Jeremey Stephens at UFC Mexico City?
Rodriguez vs Stephens is an evenly laid-out bout, and one where the match can go either ways. Rodriguez is a strong guy and has had quite a few amazing fights, but the man he faces, Jeremy Stephens, has over twice the number of wins than Rodriguez has had fights! What is also going to be interesting about this is that UFC Fight Night 159 will be the event that leads us into UFC 243: Whittaker vs Adesanya in October.