Feb 24 2024
Saturday

Arena CDMX, Mexico City, Mexico

Co-Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Featherweight
15-4-0
Sub 3
Sub 3
15-3-0

The tape

31
Age
33
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
68.9" / 175 cm

Tape record

KOSUBKOUDUD
Form
KOUDUDKOKO
15
Wins
15
5
By KO
3
33
KO%
20
4
By SUB
7
27
SUB%
47
4
Loses
3
3
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2010
20
Bouts
19
50
Rounds
53
3 hours, 37 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 0 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

3
UFC
4
-
Bellator
-
3
Tapology
8

Yair Rodriguez vs Brian Ortega report

Who won Rodriguez vs Ortega II?

Brian Ortega beat Yair Rodriguez by submission in the 3rd round during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Moreno vs. Royval 2, on Saturday 24th February 2024 at Arena CDMX in Mexico City.

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).

Rodriguez vs Ortega II stats

Yair Rodriguez stepped into the octagon with a record of 15 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 4 by submission.

Brian Ortega made his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.

The stats suggested Rodriguez had an advantage in power over Ortega, with a 33% knock out percentage over Ortega's 20%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Ortega had an advantage over Rodriguez, with a 47% submission rate over Rodriguez's 27%.

Yair Rodriguez was the younger man by 2 years, at 31 years old.

Rodriguez had a height advantage of 3 inches over Ortega. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Rodriguez was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 5 months later than Ortega, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 6 more professional rounds, 62 to Ortega's 56.

Rodriguez vs Ortega II form

Rodriguez had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 290 on 8th July 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Josh Emmett at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Interim Featherweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.

Going into that contest, he had beat Brian Ortega at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York, United States.

Before that, he had been beaten by Max Holloway at UFC Vegas 42 on 13th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had won against Jeremy Stephens at UFC on ESPN 6 on 18th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at TD Garden, Boston.

Ortega had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Yair Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. Rodriguez on 16th July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UBS Arena, Long Island, New York, United States.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, 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.

He had defeated Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 on 3rd March 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Yair Rodriguez had been fighting more than Brian Ortega.

Going to this contest, Yair Rodriguez had last fought 7 months and 24 days ago, while Brian Ortega's last outing had been 1 year, 7 months and 16 days ago.

Rodriguez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Ortega's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.2 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Rodriguez vs Ortega II?

Yair Rodriguez was a 8/13 (-160) favourite going into the contest, while Brian Ortega made his way into the ring at 5/4 (+130) with oddsmakers.

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