Yair Rodriguez News

Sep 26, 2017 2:07 pm

Yair Rodriguez reveals plans for his next big fight

Rising UFC featherweight Yair Rodriguez is one of the most entertaining fighters that you will see compete in the Octagon. With his exciting striking capabilities, “El Pantera” has grown a large fan base and many are surely curious as to when we’ll see the Mexico native back in the Octagon. BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor caught up...

Sep 23, 2017 2:11 pm

VIDEO | “El Pantera” the Yair Rodriguez documentary

After 13 months of production, the highly anticipated documentary film El Pantera starring Mexican UFC fighter Yair Rodriguez will be making it’s world premiere at the New York Latino Film Festival Presented by HBO. The film’s premiere will take place on Saturday October 14, 2017 at 6pm at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center in...

May 25, 2017 12:31 pm

Yair Rodriguez: All my fears came true at UFC 211

Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 211, red hot featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez hit a road block in the form of Frankie Edgar. Despite some strong moments in the fight, Rodriguez was grounded and ultimately stopped by his experienced foe. Now several weeks removed from this loss, Rodriguez spoke with BJPenn.com’s Chris...

May 14, 2017 11:08 am

Yair Rodriguez issues statement on tough loss to Frankie Edgar

Last night, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, red hot featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez faced the biggest test of his career in former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. Unfortunately for Rodriguez and his fans, this test proved to be a little too much. After giving up several takedowns, Rodriguez was pummelled by...

May 13, 2017 8:06 pm

UFC 211 Results: Frankie Edgar TKO’s Yair Rodriguez (Highlights)

UFC 211 Results: Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez A key featherweight tilt between former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and surging contender Yair Rodriguez took place during tonight’s UFC 211 pay-per-view card in Dallas, Texas. Round one begins and Edgar presses forward quickly. Yair connects with a leg kick and Frankie replies with a right hand....

May 6, 2017 8:40 am

Yair Rodriguez confident he can be a bigger star than Canelo

Middleweight boxing champion Canelo Alvarez is undoubtably one of Mexico’s biggest professional athletes. Interestingly enough, ahead of his upcoming title defense against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr this Cinco De Mayo weekend, UFC Prospect Yair Rodriguez believes he can actually become a bigger star in Mexico than Canelo is. Ahead of that fight, streaking UFC featherweight...

Apr 29, 2017 10:09 pm

Yair Rodriguez believes that “disrespectful” Frankie Edgar is the toughest fight in the featherweight division

Yair Rodriguez believes that “disrespectful” Frankie Edgar is the toughest fight in the featherweight division Surging UFC featherweight contender Yair “El Pantera” Rodriguez will return to the octagon at next month’s UFC 211 pay-per-view event in Dallas, Texas where he will square off with former UFC lightweight champion Frankie “The Answer” Edgar. Prior to his...

Apr 29, 2017 10:06 pm

Yair Rodriguez details his post-fight conversation with BJ Penn, expects “The Prodigy” to defeat Dennis Siver

Yair Rodriguez details his post-fight conversation with BJ Penn, expects “The Prodigy” to defeat Dennis Siver Surging UFC featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez will take on former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar on the main card of next month’s stacked UFC 211 pay-per-view card in Dallas, Texas. The 24-year-old phenom recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris...

Apr 16, 2017 5:55 pm

Yair Rodriguez is not like other fighters and vows to become a UFC champion this year

Yair Rodriguez is not like other fighters and vows to become a UFC champion this year Surging UFC featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez will take on former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar on the main card of next month’s stacked UFC 211 pay-per-view card in Dallas, Texas. The 24-year-old phenom recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris...

Apr 14, 2017 12:00 pm

VIDEO | Yair Rodriguez training for Frankie Edgar

Streaking UFC prospect Yair Rodriguez is fresh off his January win over BJ Penn, which saw the young star pick up his 6th straight UFC win, extending his unbeaten streak in the Octagon. Following Rodriguez’ win over Penn, the UFC gave the #8 ranked featherweight quite the step up in competition as they booked ‘Pantera’...

Mar 14, 2017 12:45 pm

Frankie Edgar senses the UFC may be setting him up to lose against Yair Rodriguez

A fight that has the potential to really shake up the 145-pound division is set as #2 UFC ranked featherweight Frankie Edgar takes on #9 ranked Yair Rodriguez on May 13 at UFC 211. Edgar, a former UFC lightweight champion has much more to lose currently sitting near the top of the featherweight division while...

Mar 9, 2017 12:41 pm

UFC 211 adds Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez

On Thursday, the UFC announced another massive fight scheduled for UFC 211. Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will take on rising star Yair Rodriguez in a featherweight bout. Edgar ranked #2 in the official UFC rankings will look to slow down #9 ranked Rodriguez in his rise up in the featherweight division. https://twitter.com/ufc/status/839933820879032320 Edgar...

Feb 14, 2017 11:56 am

Yair Rodriguez says his celebrity increased after BJ Penn win

Last month, Mexican featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez scored a nice win over UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn. Now several weeks removed from this win, the wild striking specialist explained to MMA Junkie that his defeat of Penn has made him a much more visible celebrity. “To be honest, before BJ, of course people recognized...

Feb 5, 2017 9:42 am

Three Fights We Want to See After UFC Houston

With the UFC’s exciting stop in Houston now in the rear view mirror, it’s time to look to the future, as the card’s winners set their sights on their next challenges, and its losers look for the opportunity to bounce back. While their are exciting options available for all of Houston’s 24 fighters going forward,...

Jan 19, 2017 8:10 am

Yair Rodriguez reflects on win over BJ Penn, what’s next

Earlier this month, streaking featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez picked up the biggest win of his career as he not only defeated, but TKOd UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn in the main event of their ‘UFC Fight Night: Phoenix’ scrap. The fight was a particularly dominant one for Yair Rodriguez, who showcased his excellent striking...

Jan 19, 2017 7:22 am

Coach believes BJ Penn will likely fight again

Earlier this month, UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn stepped into the Octagon for just his second fight in the past 5 years. Penn of course was stepping into the Octagon to fight streaking featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez in a highly anticipated main event showdown in Phoenix, Arizona. Unfortunately for Penn, when he stepped into...

Jan 14, 2017 8:21 am

PHOTOS | BJ Penn and Yair Rodriguez make weight for ‘UFC Phoenix’

Friday morning in Phoenix, Arizona, UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn hit the scales ahead of his ‘UFC Fight Night: Phoenix’ scrap on January 15th, where he will face streaking featherweight Yair Rodriguez. For Penn, the experience was his first time participating in the UFC’s early weigh-ins, which began in 2016 in order to give...

Jan 13, 2017 12:14 pm

BJ Penn: Rodriguez bout will “look like a professional against an amateur”

This Sunday, our very own BJ Penn will make his long anticipated return to the Octagon. He will do so against red hot featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez in the five-round main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Phoenix. In advance of this anticipated showdown, Penn spoke with MMAFighting.com about Rodriguez, and how he thinks it...

Jan 12, 2017 12:57 pm

VIDEO | Kenny Florian predicts winner of BJ Penn vs. Yair Rodriguez fight

UFC Hall of Fame legend BJ Penn returns to the Octagon this weekend as he takes on rising star Yair Rodriguez in a featherweight bout. Penn and Rodriguez will be featured in the main event of the evening at UFC Fight Night 103 as “The Prodigy” looks to get a win over the UFC #10...

Jan 9, 2017 12:08 pm

Yair Rodriguez talks BJ Penn bout, predicts submission win

This Sunday, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Phoenix, Arizona, Mexico’s Yair Rodriguez will take on our very own BJ Penn in a fight that is undoubtedly the biggest test of his promising career. In advance of this scrap with Penn, Rodriguez joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to weigh...

Jan 9, 2017 7:47 am

VIDEO | UFC Phoenix Countdown: Penn vs. Rodriguez

This Sunday, the UFC will return to Phoenix, Arizona with an action-packed night of fighting. The card will be headlined by a featherweight bout between dangerous prospect Yair Rodriguez, and our very own BJ Penn. In advance of this compelling showdown, the UFC has released the official UFC Phoenix Countdown, an awesome promo video that shines...

Jan 8, 2017 10:14 am

Yair Rodriguez on BJ Penn bout: I have to win against a legend

On Sunday, December 15, our own BJ Penn will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon for a featherweight showdown with dangerous prospect Yair Rodriguez. The pair will duke it out in the main event of UFC Fight Night 103, which will occur in Phoenix, Arizona. In advance of this anticipated featherweight clash, Rodriguez spoke to...

Jan 4, 2017 9:03 am

UFC Phoenix start time and broadcast details

Wondering about the UFC Phoenix start time? BJPenn.com has you covered with all the details you need. Check out the rundown below. The main card of UFC Phoenix is scheduled for a start time of 10:00 p.m. ET, and 7:00 p.m. PT. It will air on Fox Sports 1. The undercard, meanwhile, has a start time of 8:00...