Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens to Main Event UFC Mexico City

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Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY

Yair Rodriguez will battle Jeremy Stephens in the UFC Mexico City main event on September 21. The matchup was first reported by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani.

Rodriguez (11-2) is coming off of a stunning last-second knockout win over “The Korean Zombie” last November. “El Pantera” holds notable Octagon victories over the likes of Jung, Dan Hooker, Andre Fili, Alex Caceres, and B.J. Penn. He currently sits at #7 on the official UFC featherweight rankings.

Stephens (28-16) is coming off of back-to-back losses against Jose Aldo and Zabit Magomedsharipov, most recently losing to Zabit via unanimous decision at UFC 235 in March. “Lil Heathen” has earned wins over the likes of Darren Elkins, Renan Barao, Gilbert Melendez, and Josh Emmett. He currently sits at #8 on the official UFC featherweight rankings.

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