Andre Fili entered this fight with a pro mma record of 15-3-0 (73% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.42 featherweight in the world. He fought twice last year losing to Godofredo Pepey Castro (=Fili vs Pepey) and winning over Gabriel Benitez.
His opponent, the black belt in tae-kwon-do Yair Rodriguez, has a record of 6-1-0 (33% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.62 in the same weight class. ‘Pantera’ Rodriguez suffered his only defeats when he faced Luis Roberto Herrera in 2012, after this bout he has won four consecutive fights beating Dan Hooker in his last one. Fili vs Rodriguez is on the undercard of Jon Jones vs Ovince St Preux – UFC 197. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 197: Jones vs Saint Preux
Where: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Division: featherweight (145 lbs, 66 kg)
Rodriguez’s next fight: Yair Rodriguez vs Alex Caceres
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