Sep 21 2019
Saturday

Arena Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

UFC on ESPN+ 17
5 rounds contest @ Featherweight
Jeremy Stephens
Stephens
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12-2-0
NC
NC
28-16-0

The tape

29
Age
35
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 9" / 176 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm

Tape record

Form
12
Wins
28
4
By KO
19
33
KO%
68
3
By SUB
2
25
SUB%
7
2
Loses
16
2
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
3
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2005
14
Bouts
44
35
Rounds
98
2 hours, 29 minutes
Fight Time
6 hours, 58 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

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Yair Rodriguez vs Jeremy Stephens report

Who won Rodriguez vs Stephens?

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 Stephens stats

Yair Rodriguez stepped into the ring with a record of 12 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 4 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 3 by submission.

Jeremy Stephens made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 16 loses and 0 draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.

The stats suggested Stephens had a massive power advantage over Rodriguez, boosting at 68% knock out percentage over Rodriguez's 33%.

Yair Rodriguez was the younger man by 6 years, at 29 years old.

Rodriguez had a height advantage of 2 inches over Stephens. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.

Rodriguez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 30 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 6 year and 8 months later than Stephens, whose first professional fight was in 2005. He had fought 64 less professional rounds, 44 to Stephens' 108.

Rodriguez vs Stephens form

Stephens had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jose Aldo at UFC on FOX 30 on 28th July 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Canada.

Previous to that, he had defeated Josh Emmett at UFC on FOX 28 on 24th February 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Doo Ho Choi at UFC Fight Night 124 on 14th January 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Scottrade Center, St. Louis.

Before that, he had won against Gilbert Melendez at UFC 215 on 9th September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Rogers Place, Edmonton, Canada.

He had been beaten by Renato Moicano at UFC on FOX 24 on 15th April 2017 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Sprint Center, Kansas City, United States.

Activity check

Rodriguez's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 4 months and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.

Stephens' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 10 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.2 rounds on average.

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