Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2021-11-13, great performance by both fighters: the mma fight Max Holloway vs Yair Rodriguez gets three stars (UFC Fight of the Night – take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2021).
Rodriguez vs Holloway is the main event of UFC Vegas 42 (also known as UFC Fight Night 197 or UFC on ESPN+ 55). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Max Holloway record
The former Ufc Fw champion Max Holloway entered this fight with a professional mma record of 22-6-0 (55% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.2 featherweight in the world.
He lost two consecutive bouts between 2019 and 2020, both against current #1 Fw Alexander Volkanovski (Max Holloway vs Alexander Volkanovski I and Alexander Volkanovski vs Max Holloway II), but he came back to with Calvin Kattar in January 2021 (4-stars match, Max Holloway vs Calvin Kattar)
If you want to watch Holloway’s best fights, we suggest two matches: the Users’ Mma Fight of the Year 2018, Max Holloway vs Brian Ortega, and Max Holloway vs Dustin Poirier 2 that took second place in the Users’ mma ranking of 2019.
Yair Rodriguez record
His opponent, the black belt in tae-kwon-do and Tuf Latin America tournament winner Yair Rodriguez, has an official record of 13-2-0 (54% finishing rate) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since 2019.
‘Pantera’ Rodriguez lost to Frankie Edgar in 2017 (Frankie Edgar vs Yair Rodriguez) but then he has beat Chan Sung Jung (4-stars fight, Chan Sung Jung vs Yair Rodriguez) and he faced twice Jeremy Stephens, the first bout ended in a no-contest while in the second Rodriguez was the winner (Yair Rodriguez vs Jeremy Stephens and Jeremy Stephens vs Yair Rodriguez 2).
Among the best fights of Rodriguez we suggest also a 4-stars match of 2016: Andre Fili vs Yair Rodriguez.
UFC Vegas 42 info
Event: UFC Fight Night 197: Holloway vs. Rodríguez
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Division: featherweight (145 lbs, 66 kg)
UFC Vegas 42 fight card
Here is the UFC Vegas 42 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN+)
Max Holloway vs Yair Rodriguez
Ben Rothwell vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Felicia Spencer vs Leah Letson
Miguel Baeza vs Khaos Williams
Yadong Song vs Julio Arce
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+)
Thiago Moises vs Joel Alvarez
Cynthia Calvillo vs Andrea Lee
Sean Woodson vs Collin Anglin
Cortney Casey vs Liana Jojua
Marc Diakiese vs Rafael Alves
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs Da Un Jung
UFC Vegas 42 results
Here are the results of all the fights of UFC Vegas 42.
Max Holloway def. Yair Rodríguez via UD
Marcos Rogerio de Lima def. Ben Rothwell via TKO r1
Felicia Spencer def. Leah Letson via TKO r3
Khaos Williams def. Miguel Baeza via TKO r3
Song Yadong def. Julio Arce via TKO r2
Joel Álvarez def. Thiago Moises via TKO r1
Andrea Lee def. Cynthia Calvillo via TKO r2
Sean Woodson def. Collin Anglin via TKO r1
Cortney Casey def. Liana Jojua via UD
Rafael Alves def. Marc Diakiese via SUB r1
Da Un Jung def. Kennedy Nzechukwu via KO r1
UFC Vegas 42 weigh-in
Watch the video of UFC Vegas 42: Holloway vs Rodriguez weigh-in from the official Ufc Youtube channel!
UFC Vegas 42 pre-fight press conference
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Holloway vs Rodriguez full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the fight Max Holloway vs Yair Rodriguez as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Official highlights – spanish
Holloway vs Rodriguez result
Max Holloway defeated Yair Rodriguez via unanimous decision. Scores were 49-46, 48-47, 48-47.
Holloway vs Rodriguez post-fight interview
Watch the official video of Yair Rodriguez vs Max Holloway post-fight octagon interview.
Holloway vs Rodriguez post-fight press conference
Watch the video of the Holloway vs Rodriguez post-fight press conference from the official Ufc Youtube channel!
UFC Vegas 42 bonus awards
UFC Vegas 42 Fight of the Night: Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodríguez
UFC Vegas 42 Performance of the Night: Khaos Williams and Andrea Lee