Jeremy Stephens entered this fight with a pro record of 28-16-0 (75% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.9 featherweight in the world. He lost two consecutive bouts between 2018 and 2019, against Jose Aldo (Jose Aldo vs Jeremy Stephens) and Zabit Magomedsharipov (Jeremy Stephens vs Zabit Magomedsharipov), then he faced Yair Rodriguez in September but their first fight ended in a no-contest (accidental eye poke, Yair Rodriguez vs Jeremy Stephens).
His opponent, the black belt in tae-kwon-do and Tuf Latin America tournament winner Yair Rodriguez, has an official mma record of 12-2-0 (58% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.28 in the same weight class. Before the bout against Stephens, ‘Pantera’ Rodriguez lost to Frankie Edgar in 2017 (Frankie Edgar vs Yair Rodriguez) but he came back to win against Chan Sung Jung in 2018 (4-stars fight, Chan Sung Jung vs Yair Rodriguez). Stephens vs Rodriguez 2 is on the undercard of Dominick Reyes vs Chris Weidman – UFC on ESPN 6. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on ESPN 6: Reyes vs. Weidman
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Division: featherweight (145 lbs, 66 kg)
Their previous fight: Yair Rodriguez vs Jeremy Stephens I
Stephens vs Rodriguez 2 Fight Video:
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