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Who won Ortega vs Rodriguez?
Yair Rodriguez beat Brian Ortega by during the main event of UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez, on Saturday 16th July 2022 at UBS Arena in Long Island, New York.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Yair Rodriguez.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).
Ortega vs Rodriguez stats
Brian Ortega stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 3 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Yair Rodriguez made his way to the cage with a record of 13 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 4 of those wins by knock out and 3 by submission.
The stats suggested Rodriguez had an advantage in power over Ortega, with a 31% knock out percentage over Ortega's 20%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Ortega had a large advantage over Rodriguez, boasting at 47% submission rate over Rodriguez's 23%.
Brian Ortega was the older man by 1 year, at 32 years old.
Rodriguez had a height advantage of 3 inches over Ortega. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Ortega was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 1 year and 5 months earlier than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 3 more professional rounds, 53 to Rodriguez's 50.
Ortega vs Rodriguez form
Ortega had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 266 on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Island 6 on 17th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Max Holloway at UFC 231 on 8th December 2018 by knockout in the 4th round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Canada.
Before that, he had won against Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 on 3rd March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
He had beat Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night 123 on 9th December 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at SaveMart Center, Fresno.
Rodriguez had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Max Holloway at UFC Vegas 42 on 13th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jeremy Stephens at UFC on ESPN 6 on 18th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at TD Garden, Boston.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Jeremy Stephens at UFC on ESPN+ 17 on 21st September 2019 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.
Before that, he had won against Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Night 139 on 10th November 2018 by knockout in the 5th round at Pepsi Center, Denver, United States.
He had lost to Frankie Edgar at UFC 211 on 13th May 2017 by knockout in the 2nd round at American Airlines Center, Dallas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Brian Ortega had been fighting more than Yair Rodriguez.
Going to this contest, Brian Ortega had last fought 2 years, 2 months and 5 days ago, while Yair Rodriguez's last outing had been 2 years and 17 days ago.
Ortega's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 11 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Rodriguez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 6 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
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