Two very interesting fighters of this era are fighting in an important competition. That has serious implications for the Featherweight division as two-time 145-pound title challenger Brian Ortega will risk his No. 2 spot in Division 5 when he joins No. 3 Featherweight striker Yair Rodriguez in the upcoming UFC Long Island Main Event. Will be locked and loaded on Saturday. , July 16, 2022, at ABC from inside the UBS Arena in Belmont Park, Elmont, New York.
Ortega has twice challenged for the UFC belt. However, they fell short on both occasions, losing to Max Holloway in UFC 231 and Alexander Volkanovski in UFC 266. El Pantera lost to Max Holloway in his final fight at the UFC Fight Night 197 main event.
Brian Ortega is currently ranked No. 2 in the UFC's Featherweight Division. The 31-year-old stands at 5'9 "and competes at 145lbs. His reach is 69". The former two-time title challenger has an unbeaten 15-2 professional record. There are 10 complements to the 'T-City' name, including three T / KOs and seven submissions.
His UFC record is 7-2-1 (NC). 'T-City' won a significant promotion in the likes of Chan Sung Jung, Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson, and Renato Moicano.
On the other hand, Rodriguez himself has not been very active and there has been only one fight since 2019 where he has faced Jeremy Stephens twice. The first was a ridiculous 16-second ipok that resulted in "no competition", while in the rematch Rodriguez was seen clearly working towards a unanimous decision. His last time came in November 2021 when the aforementioned hollow was taken as an instant classic. Despite his best efforts, Rodriguez failed to overcome the former champion and divisional legend.
The UFC Long Island will also feature a welterweight fight between Li Jingliang and Muslim Salikhov. Elsewhere on the card, Amanda Lemous and Michelle Waterson are engaged in strawweight, while Jack Shore and Ricky Simon are hooked at 135 pounds.
Here you can see the full details of the latest UFC Long Island Fight Card :
Event: UFC Long Island: “Ortega vs. Rodriguez”
Date: Sat., July 16, 2022
Location: UBS Arena at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York
UFC Long Island Main Event:
UFC Long Island Main Card :
Li Jingliang vs. Muslim Salikhov
Matt Schnell vs. Su Mudaerji
Jack Shore vs. Ricky Simon
UFC Long Island ‘Prelims’ Card:
Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Puna Soriano
Bill Algeo vs. Billy Quarantillo
Dustin Jacoby vs. Da-un Jung
Dwight Grant vs. Dustin Stoltzfus
Khusein Askhabov vs. Herbert Burns
Phil Rowe vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov
Jessica Penne vs. Emily Ducote
*Fight card, bout order and number of fights remain subject to change.*