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USATSI_8841410_168382968_lowres5. The Yair Rodriguez Hype Train Looks To Roll On

Rapidly improving featherweight Rodriguez is so diverse with his attacks that he takes risks unlike anybody we’ve ever seen in the octagon today.

He is highly thought of as one of the hottest young prospects on the UFC roster today. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Latin America season one featherweight winner made his name known at UFC 188 in his bout against Charles Rosa. Rodriguez showed off an amazing offensive arsenal and a tremendous amount of heart in the unanimous decision victory.

Rodriguez (6-1) possesses some explosive athleticism and is very good on the ground, so he takes risks without fear of being taken down. Rodriguez will take on Andre Fili, who is a great striker coming off of a first-round knockout victory over Gabriel Benitez this past November in Mexico.

Fili (15-3) has won two of his last four fights and is looking to put together a win streak, as well as putting a halt to the Rodriguez hype train in the process. Rodriguez is on a roll with a load of hype behind him, while also possessing some of the most tremendously exciting striking we’ve seen in awhile. Under the tutelage of the Jackson Wink camp these past six months, expect “El Pantera” to be even more dynamic.

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