It would be easy to take into consideration Yair Rodriguez because the forgotten man of the UFC’s featherweight division.
Overwhelmed factual as soon as in his UFC tenure (towards Frankie Edgar extra than four years in the past), an assortment of accidents has derailed that Mexican’s campaign for gold at 145-kilos nonetheless for the most most important time in additional than two years, ‘El Pantera’ returns to motion this weekend the get he’s going to take care of worn featherweight champ Max Holloway — a one who clearly has his own designs at regaining gold in a skill-rich division.
Holloway, even supposing, has been somewhat indolent as properly — battling factual as soon as in every of the previous two years — nonetheless his most most as much as date efficiency towards Calvin Kattar in January of this one year became a profession-easiest efficiency.
Nonetheless whether ‘Blessed’ can repeat that stays to be seen, and he’s going to face an fully diverse prospect in the cage this weekend.
Gaze below for a reminder of Rodriguez’s very reflect about-catching battle kind in his second bout with Jeremy Stephens from October 2019.