Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2022-07-16, we hope to see a rematch…the mma bout Brian Ortega vs Yair Rodriguez gets two stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2022).
Rodriguez vs Ortega is scheduled to take place Saturday, July 16th, 2022 at the UBS Arena in New York (United States), in a 5-round featherweight (145 lbs, 66 kg) bout; it is the main event of UFC on ABC 3 (also known as UFC Fight Night Long Island or UFC Long Island). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Brian Ortega record
The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Brian Ortega entered this fight with a professional mma record of 15-2-0 (67% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 featherweight in the world.
He lost two out of his last three bouts, against Max Holloway (Users’ mma Fights of the Year 2018, Max Holloway vs Brian Ortega) and current #1 Ufc Fw champion Alexander Volkanovski (4-stars match, Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega); between these two fights he beat Chan Sung Jung (Brian Ortega vs Chan Sung Jung).
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 13-3-0 (54% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.10 in the featherweight division.
He faced twice Jeremy Stephens in 2019, with the first bout ended in a no-contest while in the second ‘Pantera’ Rodriguez was the winner (Yair Rodriguez vs Jeremy Stephens I and Jeremy Stephens vs Yair Rodriguez II); after this match he lost to Max Holloway in 2021 (Max Holloway 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)
UFC on ABC 3 fight card
Here is the UFC on ABC 3 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ABC / ESPN+)
Brian Ortega vs Yair Rodriguez
Amanda Lemos vs Michelle Waterson
Muslim Salikhov vs Jingliang Li
Matt Schnell vs Su Mudaerji
Shane Burgos vs Charles Jourdain
Miesha Tate vs Lauren Murphy
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN / ESPN+)
Dalcha Lungiambula vs Punahele Soriano
Ricky Simon vs Jack Shore
Bill Algeo vs Herbert Burns
Dustin Jacoby vs Da Un Jung
Dwight Grant vs Dustin Stoltzfus
Jessica Penne vs Emily Ducote
UFC on ABC 3 pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the UFC on ABC 3 pre-fight press conference, featuring Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez!
UFC on ABC 3 weigh-in
Watch the video of UFC on ABC 3: Brian Ortega vs Yair Rodriguez weigh-in from the official Ufc Youtube channel!
Ortega vs Rodriguez full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Brian Ortega 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
Ortega vs Rodriguez result
Yair Rodriguez defeated Brian Ortega via TKO (shoulder injury) at 4:11, round 1.
Ortega vs Rodriguez post-fight interview
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC on ABC 3 post-fight octagon interview of Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez.
UFC on ABC 3 results
Here are the results of all the fights of UFC on ABC 3.
Yair Rodríguez def. Brian Ortega via TKO r1
Amanda Lemos def. Michelle Waterson via SUB r2
Li Jingliang def. Muslim Salikhov via TKO r2
Matt Schnell def. Su Mudaerji via SUB r2
Shane Burgos def. Charles Jourdain via MD
Lauren Murphy def. Miesha Tate via UD
Punahele Soriano def. Dalcha Lungiambula via KO r2
Ricky Simon def. Jack Shore via SUB r2
Bill Algeo def. Herbert Burns via TKO r2
Dustin Jacoby def. Da Un Jung via KO r1
Dustin Stoltzfus def. Dwight Grant via UD
Emily Ducote def. Jessica Penne via UD
UFC on ABC 3 post-fight press conference
The UFC on ABC 3 post-fight press conference (free live stream from the UFC – Ultimate Fighting Championship Youtube channel), headlined by the main event Yair Rodriguez and Brian Ortega, is scheduled for Saturday, July 15th following the event, so it will probably start around 8:30 a.m. ET or 5:30 p.m. PT (1:30 a.m. UK time or 2:30 a.m. in Europe).
UFC on ABC 3 bonus awards
UFC on ABC 3 Fight of the Night: Matt Schnell vs Su Mudaerji
UFC on ABC 3 Performance of the Night: Amanda Lemos, Li Jingliang, Punahele Soriano, Ricky Simón, Bill Algeo, Dustin Jacoby