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Next UFC is Brian Ortega v Yair Rodriguez: Official Discussion Thread.

Hey everyone! Wow, what a weekend that was! Fiziev is an incredible talent… I feel for RDA though.

Before we move into Brian Ortega v Yair Rodriguez, here's a reminder of what went down with Rafael dos Anjos v Rafael Fiziev (plus our post fight discussion thread).

Right, on to the next UFC 🎉 and the main card sees the return of T City himself - Brian Ortega! Here we go with Ortega v Rodriguez 🔥

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Brian Ortega's record is:
15-2-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)

Brian Ortega is coming off a loss to Alexander Volkanovski, prior to that it was a win over Chan Sung Jung.

Yair Rodriguez's record is:
13-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)

Yair Rodriguez is coming off a loss to Max Holloway, prior to that it was a win over Jeremy Stephens.

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The roster of fighters that these guys have beat between them is:

  • Kelvin Gastelum
  • Derek Brunson
  • Marvin Vettori
  • Robert Whittaker
  • Jack Hermansson
  • Anderson Silva
  • Paulo Costa
  • Yoel Romero

Murder's row right there ⚔️🤯

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Brian Ortega v Yair Rodriguez Main Card

Brian Ortega v Yair Rodriguez Main Card Weight
Brian Ortega vs Yair Rodriguez 145
Michelle Waterson vs Amanda Lemos 125
Jingliang Li vs Muslim Salikhov 170
Matt Schnell vs Sumudaerji 125
Shane Burgos vs Charles Jourdain 145
Lauren Murphy vs Miesha Tate 125

Brian Ortega v Yair Rodriguez Prelims

Brian Ortega v Yair Rodriguez Prelims Weight
Punahele Soriano vs Dalcha Lungiambula 185
Ricky Simón vs Jack Shore 135
Billy Quarantillo vs Bill Algeo 145
Dustin Jacoby vs Da Un Jung 205
Herbert Burns vs Khusein Askhabov 145
Dwight Grant vs Dustin Stoltzfus 185
Philip Rowe vs Abubakar Nurmagomedov 170
Jessica Penne vs Emily Ducote 115

Brian Ortega v Yair Rodriguez Live Betting Odds

Brian Ortega v Yair Rodriguez Global start times

When does Brian Ortega v Yair Rodriguez go down?

  • Date is [DAY AND TIME]
  • Approx start time is around 4 p.m. ET
  • Main card starts around 7 p.m. ET
  • Main event octagon walkouts at around 10:15 p.m. ET (approx)

So Ortega and Rodriguez should make their way to the Octagon at around 10:15 p.m. ET, (obviously that depends on how long the undercard fights last).

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Joe (MMA Hive)

I am particularly chuffed today because I'll be able to watch this one LIVE (7PM BST time). AND next weeks' should be 8PM BST too. No need to try narrowly avoid social media for a whole day!

Main cards picks:

W: Brian Ortega vs Yair Rodriguez 145
W: Michelle Waterson vs Amanda Lemos 125
W: Jingliang Li vs Muslim Salikhov 170
W: Matt Schnell vs Sumudaerji 125
Shane Burgos vs W: Charles Jourdain 145
W: Lauren Murphy vs Miesha Tate

A few of these are random cos I don't know much about the fighters ha!

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Lee Author

What wat… I didn’t know that 😬 do I need to update the start times in the post…

Are you gonna drop a tenner on like @louisingro does?

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Joe (MMA Hive)

I could possibly be wrong, but I use this calendar subscription which auto updates: espn.roktcalendar.com/mma

And it seems to be accurate almost every time! It'll auto update to your current timezone.

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Joe (MMA Hive)

oh and probably won't bet, not really into it anymore but its fun to make a prediction or bet with your mates for a few quid haha

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Lee Author

This is really cool - thanks for the heads up here.

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Slim

I think this is gonna be one hell of a main event! T City definitely has the advantage if this hits the ground but i give the striking to Yair, they’ve both shown that they can last 25 minutes, and Ortega has shown he can take a BEATING! You know Yair will be throwing crazy, creative strikes all fight and Ortega will probably look for any opening for a takedown. Not sure who to pick on this one yet 🤔

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Lee Author

I don’t think we’ve seen the best of Brian Ortega yet, although bald Brian (probably worth a mention on your list @joe_mmahive 😂) was pretty close when he demolished the Korean zombie.

Agree, it’s gonna be a cracker - great match making here 😎

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Slim

I agree, no way we’ve seen the best of T City! He’s still got ways to go with his striking to go with his killer ground game, if he can get his striking where it was when he fought TKZ then we’re in for a real fight on this weekend! Yair also claims that the UFC has promised him a title shot if he beats Ortega, but if Ortega pulls it out do you think they feed him back to Volk considering this is his first fight after losing to him? 🤔

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Lee Author

I heard him on MMAFighting this morning talking about up’ing his jiujitsu game.. He says that’s why Volk got out, because there were a few minor issues with his submissions 🤔

Does this mean we see him taking even more of a pummelling whilst trying to set up his submissions 😬 I hope not…

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Slim

Man I sure hope not, the human body can’t take the kind of beatings he’s taken and I like watching him fight! I think the main issues are his stamina management and his defense, because Volk has said he knew he wasn’t getting out of that guillotine. Ortega just squeezed himself out. But He’s got some experience in five round fights now so his stamina and cardio should hopefully be improved but I think he’s way too confident in his chin, he may not get knocked out but those punches add up and that’s when you get fights like when he fought Max or Volk.

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Lee Author

Well, one more sleep and we find out! Other athletes must be thinking they have the blue print to replicate what Volk and Holloway did. I predict t-city gets the win via submission in R2.

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Slim

Exactly what I’m saying! Ready for this card tomorrow, I think if Ortega can’t finish him then Yair will take it by decision, I just question Ortega’s gas tank. He can go off heart if he needs to but I don’t think that’ll be enough with Yair. But besides the main event which fight are you looking forward to the most? I wanna see Jack Shore vs. Ricky Simon and Meisha Tate Vs. Lauren Murphy, they’re both gonna be good!

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Lee Author

Dan Hardy’s war room, well worth a listen..

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Joe (MMA Hive)

I think Ortega nicks this one

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Lee Author

I think he does, and I think he does it fast and early. Can’t wait to see tho, always curious to see what happens when is BJJ kicks in.

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Lee Author

@louisingro mate, after hearing how much you made for UFC276, what are your picks for this weekend? 😃

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Louis

I'll get round to doing that nearer the time bro haha!

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Lee Author

I’ll be straight onto the bookies with my tenner 😂

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Louis

we will all hopefully be winning bro haha

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Lee Author

Rodriguez on the mma hour on the run up to his fight with Ortega 😎

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Lee Author

Dan Hardy's War Room on Ortega vs Rodriguez to get you in the mood

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Lee Author

And the boys from the weighing in podcast, does anyone listen to this? I did a while back but there was something that Josh said that really pissed me off at the time that I don't even remember now..

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Lee Author

And here is Ortega v Swanson.. he’s so talented. Really glad he’s back 😃

Ortega v Swanson free fight

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Lee Author • Edited on

Ceremonial weight ins and face offs! It's nearly time....!

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Lee Author

Anik also giving us the low down

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Lee Author

Fight promo is here 😎

Next UFC Official promo for Ortega v Rodriguez

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Lee Author

Also free UFC to celebrate 🎉 (haven’t seen this one myself)

Rodriguez v The Korean Zombie

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Lee Author

The UFC Long Island watch along is currently live on YouTube

I think that’s Steve O 😂

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Lee Author

Wonder if Brian Ortega’s intro will be as dramatic as last time?

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Lee Author

How ya getting on with those picks @louisingro ? Am getting my £10 ready 😃😃😃😃

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hannahwoking

Jack Shore on the prelims here 👀

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Lee Author

😂😂

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