UFC’s Fight Night event from Mexico City has gotten a big wave of fights announced, lead by Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens. Along with six other bouts, the contest between the two featherweights was announced during UFC 240 on Saturday night.
Yair Rodriguez’s last fight was back in November, getting a buzzer beater finish over the “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung, landing an elbow. Jeremy Stephens has fought more recently, losing to Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC 235 in April. He attempts to snap a two-fight losing streak, as his previous loss was to Jose Aldo. Rodriguez is currently rank #7 in the featherweight division, while Stephens is #8.
Three high profile women’s fights were also announced, with one in the strawweight division and two other in the bantamweight class. #9 rank strawweight Carla Esparza will face #10 seeded Alexa Grasso. Unranked bantamweight Bethe Correia will face #14 ranked Sijara Eubanks. The other bantamweight bout announced was #9 Marion Renau versus #10 Irene Aldana.
The other fight that has two ranked fighters is a flyweight contest between #5 ranked Sergio Pettis and #10 ranked Alex Perez. Similarly, #7 Brandon Moreno and Askar Askarov will compete in a flyweight bout. Also announced was a light heavyweight clash between Vinicius Moreira and Paul Craig.
In no specific order, this is the announced fights for UFC Mexico City:
- Yair Rodriguez (11-2) vs. Jeremy Stephens (26-16) (Featherweight)
- Carla Esparza (14-6) vs. Alexa Grasso (11-2) (Strawweight)
- Sijara Eubanks (4-3) vs. Bethe Correia (10-4-1) (Bantamweight)
- Sergio Pettis (17-5) vs. Alex Perez (22-5) (Flyweight)
- Morion Reneau (9-5-1) vs. Irene Aldana (10-5) (Bantamweight)
- Vinicius Moreira (9-3) vs. Paul Craig (11-4) (Light Heavyweight)
- Askar Askarov (10-0) vs. Brandon Moreno (15-5) (Flyweight)
- Angela Hill (9-7) vs. Istela Nunes (7-1) (Strawweight)
- Jose Alberto Quinones (7-3) vs. Carlos Huachin (10-4-2) (Bantamweight)
The card currently has five Mexican fighters scheduled to compete. The event is scheduled for September 21st, with the prelims at 5pm EST and the main card at 8pm EST.