Match Preview: Fight Night 159 – Jeremy Stephens vs Yair Rodríguez
Mexican martial artist Yair Rodríguez will take on Jeremy Stephens on September 22 at Mexico City Arena.
This fight is going to be very tough for both Jeremy and Yair. Their world rank in the featherweight division is almost the same. Currently, Yair is at No.7 while American martial artist Jerem is at No.8.
Yair Rodriguez’s win percentage is better than Jeremy but he have an experience of 44 matches in mixed martial arts.
In mixed martial arts, Jeremy Stephens had won total 28 matches in his career while Yair had won 11 in 13 matches.
Yair Rodriguez’s impressive win percentage
In 2017, the Mexican martial artist Yair lost his first fight. In UFC 211, American martial artist Frankie Edgar end Yair Rodriguez’s streak of winning eight matches consecutively.
In the year 2018, UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) released Rodriguez but after some time he again returned into the UFC. Yair Rodriguez’s career is very short but his winning accuracy is very impressive.
Jeremy Stephens’ UFC experience
The 33-year-old American martial artist was joined UFC in 2007. Jeremy never won any UFC title but has won many interesting fights in his career.
In UFC featherweight history, Jeremy Stephens has the most (11) knockdowns. Among active UFC fighters in the featherweight division, Stephens has the 5th highest takedown defence.
Jeremy Stephens has earned three wins in his four previous two-fight skids. In the upcoming match against Yair, Stephens will look to another three-fight skid.
It is not going to be easy for Stephens to beat Yair who has lost only one fight in his UFC career. Jeremy Stephen has 19 knockout wins while Rodriguez has 5. Both has two submission victories.
The match is on September 22, 5:30 AM (IST) at Mexico City Arena in Mexico City. It will be interesting to see Rodriguez’s approach against the 33-year-old Jemery Stephens.