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).
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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 🔥
Brian Ortega's record is:
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:
Yair Rodriguez is coming off a loss to Max Holloway, prior to that it was a win over Jeremy Stephens.
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|
|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|
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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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Top comments (32)
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!
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?
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.
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
This is really cool - thanks for the heads up here.
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 🤔
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 😎
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? 🤔
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…
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.
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.
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!
Dan Hardy’s war room, well worth a listen..
The War Room #197 | Rafael Dos Anjos vs Rafael Fiziev | The Dan Hardy Breakdown Show
Full Reptile Radio
I think Ortega nicks this one
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.
@louisingro mate, after hearing how much you made for UFC276, what are your picks for this weekend? 😃
I'll get round to doing that nearer the time bro haha!
I’ll be straight onto the bookies with my tenner 😂
we will all hopefully be winning bro haha
Rodriguez on the mma hour on the run up to his fight with Ortega 😎
Jake Paul, Andrew Schulz in studio, Yair Rodriguez, Chris Curtis, Aiemann Zahabi, and more
The MMA Hour
Dan Hardy's War Room on Ortega vs Rodriguez to get you in the mood
The War Room #198 | Brian Ortega vs Yair Rodriguez | The Dan Hardy Breakdown Show
Full Reptile Radio
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..
WEIGHING IN #270 | ORTEGA VS RODRIGUEZ PREVIEW | NATE DIAZ INTERVIEW REACTION | USMAN/LHW
And here is Ortega v Swanson.. he’s so talented. Really glad he’s back 😃
Ortega v Swanson free fight
Ceremonial weight ins and face offs! It's nearly time....!
Anik also giving us the low down
EP. 356: UFC Long Island Preview, Marc Ratner on UFC History, Ray Longo Returns, and Anik's NY Post
Anik and Florian
Fight promo is here 😎
Next UFC Official promo for Ortega v Rodriguez
Also free UFC to celebrate 🎉 (haven’t seen this one myself)
Rodriguez v The Korean Zombie
The UFC Long Island watch along is currently live on YouTube
I think that’s Steve O 😂
Wonder if Brian Ortega’s intro will be as dramatic as last time?