Report: Yair Rodriguez vs Jeremy Stephens Set For UFC Mexico City Headliner

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Yair Rodriguez vs Jeremy Stephens Official For September

Yair Rodriguez is finally set to make his UFC return. This time it will be against Jeremy Stephens in Mexico City.

Rodriguez is looking to capitalize on his massive victory over The Korean Zombie. In an incredible showing, Rodriguez knocked him out cold, with a crazy reverse elbow at the very last second of the fight. Additionally, this was a fight that Rodriguez would have lost, had it gone the judges.

Now, almost 10 months later, “Pantera” will make his return. According to a report from ESPN, Yair Rodriguez will be facing Jeremy Stephens. This bout will take place as the main event for the UFC card in Mexico City. It takes place on September 21.

On the other hand, Stephens is facing two back to back losses. His most recent was a decision loss to Zabit Magomedsharipov. However, before this losing streak, he had three victories in a row. No matter what his record shows, it is important to remember that Stephens has serious power in both hands.

This is a solid attempt to bring a new star to the hard sought after Mexican market. Rodriguez is a Mexican-born fighter. Additionally, he was a winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America. However, the UFC has struggled finding a big star for this Mexican market, other than the rarely fighting Cain Velasquez.

Yair Rodriguez vs Jeremy Stephens is set to take place on UFC on ESPN+ 17, as the headlining act. This card has not filled out yet, but is expected to also contain a bout between Bethe Corrier and Sijara Eubanks. Stay tuned to MiddleEasy, as more bouts are announced for this card.

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