Late 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Featherweight
15-0-0
19-5-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Featherweight

The tape

27
Age
31
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm

Full record

KO 2UD 5SUB 2KO 2KO 1
Form
SUB 3KO 3SUB 2KO 1UD 5
15
Wins
19
5
By KO
8
33
KO%
42
8
By Sub
5
53
SUB%
26
0
Losses
5
0
Stopped
3
0
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2015
Debut
2011
15
Bouts
25
25
Rounds
62
1 hours, 34 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 18 minutes

Current rankings @ Featherweight

-
UFC
4
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
3

Ilia Topuria vs Yair Rodriguez preview

When is Topuria vs Rodriguez?

Ilia Topuria could potentially face the challenge of Yair Rodriguez, in Late 2024.

The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

Topuria vs Rodriguez stats

Ilia Topuria would step into the octagon with an undefeated record of 15 wins, zero losses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.

Yair Rodriguez would make his way to the cage with a record of 19 wins, 5 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by knock out and 5 by submission.

The stats suggest Rodriguez would have a slight advantage in power over Topuria, with a 42% knock out percentage over Topuria's 33%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Topuria would have a large advantage over Rodriguez, boasting a 53% submission rate over Rodriguez's 26%.

Ilia Topuria is the younger man by 4 years, at 27 years old.

Rodriguez has a height advantage of 4 inches over Topuria. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Topuria is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 9 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2015, 3 years and 5 months later than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 37 less professional rounds, 25 to Rodriguez's 62.

Topuria vs Rodriguez form

Topuria remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 298 on 17th February 2024 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

Previous to that, he had beaten Josh Emmett at UFC Fight Night – Emmett vs. Topuria on 24th June 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at : VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Bryce Mitchell at UFC 282 on 10th December 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he was victorious against Jai Herbert at UFC Fight Night London on 19th March 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

He had won against Ryan Hall at UFC 264 on 10th July 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

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

In his last fight, he lost to Brian Ortega at UFC Fight Night: Moreno vs. Royval 2 on 24th February 2024 by submission in the 3rd round at Arena CDMX, Mexico City, Mexico.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Josh Emmett at UFC 284 on 11th February 2023 by submission in the 2nd round in their UFC Interim Featherweight championship fight at RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia.

Before that, he had defeated 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.

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

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Yair Rodriguez has been fighting more than Ilia Topuria.

Ilia Topuria last fought 4 months and 4 days ago, while Yair Rodriguez's last outing was 3 months and 28 days ago.

Topuria's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

Rodriguez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Topuria vs Rodriguez?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Topuria vs Rodriguez yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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