Article

Yair Rodriguez believes he's a champion in the making



UFC Fight Night Phoenix is just days away, but Yair Rodriguez is determined to make a name for himself facing off against BJ Penn.

Rodriguez will be entering the Octagon with a eight-fight winning streak, while Penn will be fighting for the first time in two years. But Rodriguez is ready to show just how different he is from the other fighters.

“I push myself harder than anyone, and I always try to go deeper – and that’s what I try to do always. In my life, in my training, it’s in everything. So, I think that makes me different than other fighters,” Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez is ready to show the world a new style. A new fighter. A new champion.

Watch “El Pantera” in the video at the top of the page: Yair Rodriguez – Pride of Mexico. And don’t miss the event after football Sunday night live and free on FS1.
 

Watch Past Fights

Media

Recent
No. 1-ranked women's bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko looks to continue her ascent by knocking off Ultimate Fighter winner and No. 2 ranked Julianna Pena in the main event of Fight Night Denver.
Jan 22, 2017
In the co-main event at Fight Night Denver, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is seeking a fifth straight victory in a showdown with Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal, whose street-tough swagger has earned him 31 career victories.
Jan 22, 2017
Heavyweights collide at Fight Night Denver, as former champ Andrei Arlovski faces the division’s fastest rising prospect Francis Ngannou, who has finished his opponent in each of his 9 victories.
Jan 22, 2017
Joe Rogan previews the main event for Fight Night Denver, featuring women bantamweight contenders Valentina Shevchenko and Julianna Pena.
Jan 21, 2017