The UFC Fight Night Ortega vs Rodriguez fight card is all set to go down Saturday, July 16, 2022 at the UBS Arena in Elmont, NY. This one is headlined by two top 5 contenders in the featherweight division, #2 Brian Ortega faces off against #3 Yair Rodriguez.
Alexander Volkanovski would be a likely opponent for the winner, based on rankings, however, Ortega and Volkanovski met in September of last year, where Volkanovski won by a unanimous decision. It could be worth running that back and see if they can keep it out of the judges hands.
The co-main event will be #10 Michelle Waterson vs #11 Amanda Lemos in a women’s strawweight bout. This fight has some serious potential when you compare the two styles. Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson throws some excellent Karate style strikes whereas Lemos is a very talented striker and even had a Top Ten Female UFC Fighter on her heels, before an amazing standing arm triangle came from Andrade stopping the fight in her last appearance.
Here’s a free fight video, courtesy of the UFC, of Brian Ortega vs Cub Swanson. Below the video is the full fight card for the upcoming event.
UFC Fight Night Ortega vs Rodriguez Fight Card
Main Card (airing at 1:00 PM CDT on ESPN and ESPN +)
Brian Ortega #2 (15-2-0, 1NC), (-165) vs Yair Rodriguez #3 (14-3-0, 1NC), (+140) – featherweight bout
Michelle Waterson #10 (18-9-0) vs Amanda Lemos #11 (11-2-1) – women’s strawweight bout
Li Jingliang #14 (18-7-0) vs Muslim Salkihov (18-2-0) – welterweight bout
Matt Schnell #8 (15-6-0) vs Sumudaerji #11 (16-4-0) – flyweight bout
Shane Burgos #14 (14-3-0) vs Charles Jourdain (13-4-1) – featherweight bout
Lauren Murphy #3 (15-5-0) vs Miesha Tate #10 (19-8-0) – women’s flyweight bout
Prelims (airing on ESPN & ESPN + at 10:00 AM CDT)
Ricky Simon #11 (19-3-0) vs Jack Shore #14 (16-0-0) – bantamweight bout
Punahele Soriano (8-2-0) vs Dalcha Lungiambula (11-4-0) – middleweight bout
Bill Algeo (15-6-0) vs Bill Quarantillo (16-4-0) – featherweight bout
Dustin Jacoby #15 (17-5-1) vs Da-Un Jung (15-2-1) – light heavyweight bout
Dwight Grant (11-5-0) vs Dustin Stoltzfus (13-4-0) – middlweight bout
Herbert Burns vs Khusein Askhabov – bantamweight bout
Phil Rowe vs Abubakar Nurmagomedov – welterweight bout
Jessica Penne #14 (14-6-0) vs Emily Ducote (debut) – women’s strawweight bout
That wraps it up for UFC Fight Night Ortega vs Rodriguez fight card. A lot of highly ranked fighters are on this one. The matches are all set to go down this Saturday, July 16th. Be sure to check back to The MMA Beatdown for all the UFC News and event results.
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