UFC Long Island: ‘Ortega vs. Rodriguez’ Live Results and Highlights

UFC Long Island, Yair Rodriguez, Brian Ortega, UFC

The Octagon returns to New York for today’s UFC Long Island event, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez.

Ortega (15-2 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since suffering a unanimous decision loss to reigning featherweight kingpin Alex Volkanovki at UFC 266. That setback was preceded by a decision win over The Korean Zombie in October of 2020.

Meanwhile, Yair Rodriguez (13-3 MMA) last competed in November of 2021, where he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Max Holloway. Prior to that setback, ‘El Pantera’ had scored back-to-back wins over Jeremy Stephens and The Korean Zombie respectively.

UFC Long Island is co-headlined by a women’s strawweight fight featuring Michelle Waterson taking on Amanda Lemos.

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Michelle Waterson
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Waterson (18-9 MMA) will enter the contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a unanimous decision loss to Marina Rodriguez her last time out. ‘The Karate Hottie’ has gone 1-3 over her past four Octagon appearances overall.

Meanwhile, Amanda Lemos (11-2-1 MMA) will also be looking to return to the win column this afternoon in New York. The Brazilian is coming off a first round submission loss to Jessica Andrade back in April.

Today’s fight card also features a key women’s flyweight contest between former bantamweight champion Miesha Tate and Lauren Murphy.

Tate (19-8 MMA) decided to make the drop to flyweight following her unanimous decision loss to Ketlen Vieira in November of 2021. That loss was preceded by a TKO victory over fellow veteran Marion Reneau.

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Meanwhile, Lauren Murphy (15-5 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since suffering a TKO loss to reigning flyweight queen Valentina Shevchenko. That loss snapped a five-fight winning streak for the woman known as “Lucky”.

Get all of today’s live results and highlights below (refresh for updates):

UFC Long Island Main Card (2pm EST on ABC)

Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez – Rodriguez def. Ortega via TKO (injury) in Round 1

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Michelle Waterson vs. Amanda Lemos – Lemos def. Waterson via submission (guillotine choke) in Round 2

Li Jingliang vs. Muslim Salikhov – Jingliand def. Salikhov via TKO (punches and elbows) at 4:38 of Round 2

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Matt Schnell vs. Su Mudaerji – Schnell def. Mudaerji via technical submission (Triangle) at 4:24 of Round 2

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Shane Burgos vs. Charles Jourdain – Burgos def. Jourdain by majority decision (29-28 x2, 28-28)

Lauren Murphy vs. Miesha Tate – Murphy def. Tate by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)

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UFC Long Island Prelims (11am EST on ESPN+)

Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Punahele Soriano – Soriano def. Lungiambula via KO (punch) at 0:28 of Round 2

Ricky Simon vs. Jack Shore – Simon def. Shore via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 3:28 of Round 2

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Bill Algeo vs. Herbert Burns – Algeo def. Burns via TKO (injury) at 1:50 of Round 2

Dustin Jacoby vs. Da Un Jung – Jacoby def. Jung via KO (punch) at 3:13 of Round 1

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Dwight Grant vs. Dustin Stoltzfus – Stoltzfus def. Grant by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Jessica Penne vs. Emily Ducote – Ducote def. Penne by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)

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