Marina Rodriguez News
Michelle Waterson-Gomez releases statement following brutal loss to Marina Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 79
Harry Kettle - September 26, 2023
What's next for Amanda Lemos and Marina Rodriguez after UFC Vegas 64?
Cole Shelton - November 7, 2022
Marina Rodriguez issues statement following TKO loss to Amanda Lemos at UFC Vegas 64: "You stopped too soon!"
Chris Taylor - November 5, 2022
Marina Rodriguez "100 percent confident" that Amanda Lemos scrap will be the "Fight of the Night," expects a title shot with a win
Cole Shelton - November 2, 2022
Report | The UFC is targeting two key strawweight fights, including Mackenzie Dern vs Tecia Torres
Harry Kettle - December 30, 2021
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is targeting two strawweight bouts for early next year – including Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres. The strawweight division is one of the most intriguing in the entire promotion and the UFC is well aware of that. From young talent rising up through the ranks to the top 10 all being absolute killers, they’ve got plenty of options ahead of them as 2022 approaches.
Carla Esparza on Marina Rodriguez beating Mackenzie Dern: 'It really solidified me as the No. 1 contender'
Drake Riggs - October 11, 2021
Carla Esparza believes she should be the one rematching Rose Namajunas next – even more so after Mackenzie Dern’s recent loss. This past Saturday’s UFC Vegas 39 main event saw No. 6 ranked strawweight contender Marina Rodriguez score a stout unanimous decision over Dern – leaving the 15-1-2 Brazilian with her lone loss coming to Esparza.
What's next for Marina Rodriguez and Mackenzie Dern after UFC Vegas 39?
Cole Shelton - October 11, 2021
In the main event of UFC Vegas 39, top-six strawweights collided as Mackenzie Dern was looking to extend her winning streak as she took on Marina Rodriguez. Dern entered the fight coming off an impressive submission win over Nina Nunes which was her fourth win in a row. Rodriguez, meanwhile, was combining off her first UFC main event where she beat Michelle Waterson by decision, and before that, she scored a vicious KO over Amanda Ribas.
Marina Rodriguez says Joanna Jedrzejczyk should be removed from the UFC rankings
Adam D Martin - October 10, 2021
UFC women’s strawweight contender Marina Rodriguez says that former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk should be removed from the UFC rankings. Rodriguez defeated Mackenzie Dern via unanimous decision in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Vegas 39 event. It was a tremendous performance by Rodriguez, who outstruck Dern for the majority of the rounds and who defended Dern’s submission attempts when the fight hit the ground. The victory will elevate Rodriguez into the top five of the women’s strawweight division, and at this point, she is probably one win away from a title shot.
Pros react after Marina Rodriguez defeats Mackenzie Dern at UFC Vegas 39
Chris Taylor - October 9, 2021
Tonight’s UFC Vegas 39 event was headlined by a key women’s strawweight fight featuring Mackenzie Dern taking on Marina Rodriguez. Dern (11-2 MMA) had entered tonight’s main event sporting a four-fight winning streak, her latest being a first round submission victory over Nina Nunes back in April.
UFC Vegas 39 Results: Marina Rodriguez defeats Mackenzie Dern (Highlights)
Chris Taylor - October 9, 2021
Tonight’s UFC Vegas 39 event is headlined by a key women’s strawweight fight featuring Mackenzie Dern taking on Marina Rodriguez. Dern (11-1 MMA) will enter tonight’s main event sporting a four-fight winning streak, her latest being a first round submission victory over Nina Nunes in April.
UFC Vegas 39: ‘Dern vs Rodriguez’ Live Results and Highlights
Chris Taylor - October 9, 2021
The Octagon remains in Nevada for today’s UFC Vegas 39 event, a nine-bout fight card headlined by strawweights Mackenzie Dern and Marina Rodriguez. Dern (11-1 MMA) will enter tonight’s main event sporting a four-fight winning streak, her latest being a first round submission victory over Nina Nunes in April.
Marina Rodriguez explains why Mackenzie Dern fight isn't happening in July
Adam Martin - May 30, 2021
UFC women’s strawweight contender Marina Rodriguez explained why the proposed Mackenzie Dern fight isn’t happening in July as was expected. Rodriguez is coming off of a big win over Michelle Waterson in her last outing and beat Amanda Ribas by knockout before that, so she’s one of the hottest fighters at 115lbs right now. Similarly, Dern has been red hot as of late with a four-fight win streak including a submission over Nina Nunes in her last fight. With both Rodriguez and Dern ranked in the top-10 of the division, UFC president Dana White recently said that the promotion was planning on having these two women headline a UFC Fight Night card on July 21.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk targets late August return, 'not interested' in Marina Rodriguez
Drake Riggs - May 13, 2021
UFC Vegas 26 comes in at No. 1 in Saturday ratings as Marina Rodriguez shines
Drake Riggs - May 11, 2021
UFC Vegas 26 drew in the best TV ratings on May 8. No. 6 ranked 115-pound strawweight contender Marina Rodriguez was later than usual for a typical trip to Las Vegas last week. After TJ Dillashaw was forced out of his highly-anticipated return bout against Cory Sandhagen, the promotion turned to make another top 10 fight.
What's next for Marina Rodriguez and Michelle Waterson after UFC Vegas 26?
Cole Shelton - May 10, 2021
In the main event of UFC Vegas 26, Marian Rodriguez and Michelle Waterson stepped up on short notice to headline the card up a weight class at flyweight. Rodriguez entered the fight coming off the biggest win of her career as she TKO’d Amanda Ribas at UFC 257 in January. The Brazilian was 3-1-2 in the UFC and her lone loss was a controversial split decision to Carla Esparza. Waterson, meanwhile, returned to the win column last September with a split decision win over Angela Hill.
Marina Rodriguez issues statement following decision win over Michelle Waterson at UFC Vegas 26
Adam D Martin - May 9, 2021
UFC women’s strawweight Marina Rodriguez issued a statement following her unanimous decision victory over Michelle Waterson at UFC Vegas 26. Rodriguez put forth an exceptional performance in the main event of UFC Vegas 26 on Saturday night as she outpointed Waterson for five rounds to take home a unanimous decision victory. Rodriguez showed off her world-class Muay Thai skills as she was also able to go a full, hard 25 minutes for the first time in her UFC career. Overall, it was a fantastic showing by Rodriguez, and even though the fight took place up a weight class at 125lbs, it was still a big win that should help her move up the women’s strawweight rankings, too.
UFC Vegas 26 Bonus Report: Alex Morono takes home $50k for stopping 'Cowboy'
Chris Taylor - May 8, 2021
The Octagon remained in Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 26 event, a nine-bout fight card headlined by Michelle Waterson vs. Marina Rodriguez. The highly anticipated women’s flyweight main event proved to be a five-round war, with Rodriguez ultimately emerging victorious by way of unanimous decision (49-46 x2, 48-47).
Marina Rodriguez hoping for title shot with win over Michelle Waterson at UFC Vegas 26
Adam D Martin - May 6, 2021
UFC women’s strawweight contender Marina Rodriguez is hoping that she earns a title shot against Rose Namajunas with a win at UFC Vegas 26. Rodriguez fights for the first time this weekend since her upset KO win over Amanda Ribas earlier this year at UFC 257 on Fight Island. She takes on Waterson in a five-round main event that could have title implications at strawweight, though the fight takes place at flyweight since it was booked on short notice. With Rodriguez coming off of a great win over Ribas, another big knockout over Waterson would certainly catapult her closer to the top of the division, which currently sees Namajunas as the top fighter in the weight class.