Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-02-12, good mma bout: Josh Emmett vs Yair Rodriguez gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night).
Rodriguez vs Emmett is scheduled to take place Sunday, February 12th, at the RAC Arena in Perth (Australia), in a 5-round featherweight (145 lbs, 66 kg) bout; it is valid for the interim UFC featherweight championship and it is on the undercard of Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski – UFC 284. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Josh Emmett record
Josh Emmett entered this fight with a pro mma record of 18-2-0 (44% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 featherweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Alexander Volkanovski).
He was defeated by Jeremy Stephens in 2018 (Josh Emmett vs Jeremy Stephens) but then he has won five bouts beating Shane Burgos (Josh Emmett vs Shane Burgos), Dan Ige (Josh Emmett vs Dan Ige) and Calvin Kattar in his last three (Calvin Kattar vs Josh Emmett).
Emmett’s next fight: Josh Emmett vs Ilia Topuria
Yair Rodriguez record
His opponent, the black belt in tae-kwon-do and Tuf Latin America tournament winner Yair Rodriguez, has a record of 14-3-0 (57% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.6 in the featherweight division.
He lost to Max Holloway in 2021 (Max Holloway vs Yair Rodriguez) but then he came back to win with Brian Ortega in 2022 (Brian Ortega vs Yair Rodriguez).
Among the best fights of Rodriguez we suggest two bouts both rated with 4-stars:
- Andre Fili vs Yair Rodriguez of 2016
- Chan Sung Jung vs Yair Rodriguez of 2018 (match also ranked in the top 10 Users’ mma Fights of the Year 2018)
Rodriguez’s next fight: Alexander Volkanovski vs Yair Rodriguez
Here is the UFC 284 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN+ PPV)
Islam Makhachev vs Alexander Volkanovski
Josh Emmett vs Yair Rodriguez
Randy Brown vs Jack Della Maddalena
Parker Porter vs Justin Tafa
Alonzo Menifield vs Jimmy Crute
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN / ESPN+)
Modestas Bukauskas vs Tyson Pedro
Joshua Culibao vs Melsik Baghdasaryan
Kleydson Rodrigues vs Shannon Ross
Jamie Mullarkey vs Francisco Prado
EARLY PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+ / UFC Fight Pass)
Jack Jenkins vs Don Shainis
Konklak Suphisara/Loma Lookboonmee vs Elise Reed
Blake Bilder vs Shane Young
Elves Brener Oliveira vs Zubaira Tukhugov
Countdown – Video preview
Watch the official video of the full episode of UFC 284 countdown Josh Emmett vs Yair Rodriguez, a documentary to know better the life of both fighters and how they prepare for their bout.
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Josh Emmett 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
Who won Emmett vs Rodriguez fight?
Yair Rodriguez defeated Josh Emmett via submission (triangle choke) at 4:19, round 2.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC 284 post-fight octagon interview of Josh Emmett and Yair Rodriguez.