A featherweight tilt between Yair Rodriguez (7-1 MMA) and Andre Fili (15-4 MMA) kicked off the pay-per-view portion of tonight’s UFC 197 event in Las Vegas.
Round one begins Rodriguez lands a solid leg kick. Good spinning back kick to the body from Yair. Nice quick combination from Fili. Andre with a good punch but Yair lands a big kick to the body and scores a takedown. Rodriguez working from full guard and lands two big elbows. Nice axe kick from the bottom by Fili. Yair is looking for a heel hook but he gives it up works some hammer fists fro, full guard. Rodriguez moves to half guard and lands some nice left hands. Fili attempts to sweep but Yair winds up in side control. Andre scrambles and gets back to his feet. Big leg kick from Yair drops Fili. Nice left hands from Fili drops Yair. Rodriguez bounces back up. Fili with a brief takedown and round one comes to an end.
Round two begins and Yair attempts a jumping round house kick. Fili with a jab. Yair misses with a front kick attempt but Fili pushes him down to the ground. Back on their feet and Yair lands a nice takedown. Fili fights his way back to his feet and Yair hits him with a jab. Huge kick from Yair lands and it is all over. Fili is out cold.
Yair Rodriguez defeats Andre Fili via KO at 2:15 of round two