Yair
Rodriguez
11-1-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #8 Featherweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 2 Performance of the Night / 2 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 6 fights.
Record: 11-1-0
Summary: Stand-up

Fighter Info

Nickname: El Pantera
From: Parral, Chihuahua Mexico
Fights Out Of: Chicago, Illinois USA
Age: 24
Height: 5' 11" ( 180 cm )
Weight: 145 lb ( 65 kg )
Reach 71"
Leg Reach 41"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
789
43% Successful
342
Types of Successful Strikes
0
342
77% Standing
16%
262
26
54
Striking Defense
65
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
20
40% Successful
8
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
7
9
2
Takedown Defense
62
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Yair Rodriguez
UFC 211: Miocic vs. Dos Santos
May 13, 2017
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Win
Yair Rodriguez
Jan 15, 2017
55
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Win
Yair Rodriguez
Aug 6, 2016
120
62
1
1
0
0
0
1
R5 Decision - Split
Fight of the Night
Win
Yair Rodriguez
Apr 23, 2016
25
11
2
1
0
0
3
0
R2 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Win
Yair Rodriguez
Oct 3, 2015
52
19
2
1
0
0
2
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Yair Rodriguez
Jun 13, 2015
56
39
1
5
2
0
1
4
R3 Decision - Split
Fight of the Night
Yair Rodriguez
Nov 15, 2014
34
33
2
0
5
0
3
0
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: I wake up at 6 am , I prepare my meals and my clothes for training and I run to the gym, just three miles. I get there at 8 am and I warm up a little more, I hit pads with my head coach Mike Valle every day from 8 to 10 - 5 min. rounds - and after that we talk about strategy and watch videos. By the time I get home, it's 11am and I eat my next meal, take a shower, and my next training session is at 12 pm. I switch every day - some days strength and conditioning, some days Jiu-Jitsu with my coach Luiz Claudio and Tiago Viera. I spend two hours there and after that I go to physical therapy at 2:15 to take care of my body and get a massage for my muscles and get ready for the next training session at 7pm. I finish at 9pm or sometimes at 10 and that's it for the day. After that I go home and rest .

When and why did you start training for fighting? I began fighting when I was 17 years old. All my life I did other sports and then I found my passion for fighting. It was the one sport that fulfilled me.

What ranks and titles have you held? TUF LATAM season 1 featherweight winner, National MMA belt in a local promotion - FMP (Mexican Fighter Promotions)
 
Do you have any heroes? My parents
 
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It gives me the opportunity to help my family and the opportunity to be a champion.
 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No, just high school.
 
What was your job before you started fighting? I was working in a natural holistic store.
 
Ranks in any martial arts styles: Taekwondo black belt
 
Favorite grappling technique: Triangle choke
 
Favorite Striking technique: Kicks
• Team Velasquez on TUF LATAM

• Pro since 2011

• Four wins by KO, two by submission (triangle, armbar)

• Four first round finishes

• On eight-fight winning streak

Career

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