Yair Rodriguez Taps Out Josh Emmett With Slick Triangle To Win Interim Title – UFC 284 Results (Highlights)

Rodriguez put on a masterful performance at UFC 284.

Rodriguez 284

The co-main event of UFC 284 is here.

The flashy Yair Rodriguez faces off against the heavy-handed Josh Emmett for the UFC interim featherweight championship. The action takes place in Perth, Australia.

Round 1:

Both Rodriguez and Emmett take their time in the Octagon, not going for much strikes as they bounce around in the first minute. Rodriguez catches Emmett with a powerful body kick. Rodriguez goes for a leg kick and then another nasty kick to the body. Emmett blitzes, clipping Rodriguez with a punch on his way in. Rodriguez misses on a spinning wheel kick. Rodriguez hits Emmet with a headkick but Emmett returns fire which hurts ‘El Pantera’. Emmett topples Rodriguez on the ground. 

Emmett controls Rodriguez on the ground with top position and lands a few strikes. The Mexican also lands effective shots from his back before the round ends.

Round 2:

Emmett connects with the chin of Rodriguez. Rodriguez returns with powerful body kicks which hurt Emmett. Emmett forces Rodriguez into the cage, looking for a takedown. Rodriguez defends it and exits the clinch. Rodriguez hurts Emmett with knees and elbows. Emmett gets hit with a headkick. Rodriguez goes for a flying knee, Emmett gets the off-balance Rodriguez down to the mat.

Rodriguez locks in a triangle from bottom position. In a matter of seconds (and a few strikes), Emmett taps out. Yair Rodriguez is your UFC interim featherweight champion. 

Official result: Yair Rodriguez defeats Josh Emmett by submission (triangle choke) (R2 4:19)

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Published on February 11, 2023 at 11:57 pm
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