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Featherweight Fireworks: Rodriguez vs. Ortega 2 Headlines UFC's Thrilling Return to Mexico City

The heat of the octagon is set to scorch as the UFC makes a triumphant return to Mexico City on Feb. 24, with a showdown that promises to ignite the arena. UFC CEO Dana White recently took to Instagram, unveiling an epic rematch between Yair Rodriguez and Brian Ortega in a five-round co-main event at Arena CDMX.

This rematch revives their encounter from UFC Long Island in July 2022, where fate intervened cruelly for Ortega as a shoulder injury halted the bout just over four minutes in, handing Rodriguez a TKO victory.

Ortega, now revitalized after recovering from his injury, eagerly anticipates this chance for redemption against Rodriguez, who continued his journey post their initial bout. Rodriguez ascended to claim the interim featherweight title against Josh Emmett at UFC 284, only to face defeat at the hands of division ruler Alexander Volkanovski in a title unification clash at UFC 290.

The return of these fierce featherweights promises a spectacular clash of skill, determination, and unfinished business. As they step into the cage once again, the stakes couldn't be higher, with both fighters hungry to etch their names in MMA history.

Adding to the thrill, the night's main event showcases a flyweight title eliminator between Brandon Moreno and Amir Albazi. With more fights yet to be announced, the event is shaping up to be an unforgettable evening of pure adrenaline and pulsating action for fight fans.

Put a date on your calendars and get ready to witness a night where Mexico City is the scene of bloodshed, glory, and the relentless chase of triumph. The main event of the UFC's comeback, Rodriguez vs. Ortega 2, is sure to ignite up the cage and attract everyone around the globe.


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