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UFC Fight Night Ortega vs Rodriguez Fight Card

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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.

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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