Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Rodriguez vs Penn?
Yair Rodriguez beat BJ Penn by , during the main event of UFC Fight Night 103, on Sunday 15th January 2017 at Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix.
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).
Rodriguez vs Penn stats
Yair Rodriguez stepped into the ring with a record of 10 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.
BJ Penn made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 10 loses and 2 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 6 by submission.
The stats suggested Penn had a large advantage in power over Rodriguez, boosting at 44% knock out percentage over Rodriguez's 20%.
Yair Rodriguez was the younger man by 14 years, at 29 years old.
Rodriguez had a height advantage of 2 inches over Penn. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Rodriguez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 17 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 10 year and 5 months later than Penn, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 45 less professional rounds, 45 to Penn's 90.