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.
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.
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
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
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)
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
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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
Burns can't answer the call of the ref!
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Dustin Jacoby vs. Da Un Jung – Jacoby def. Jung via KO (punch) at 3:13 of Round 1
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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