Taking main event honors on Long Island; a high-stakes featherweight matchup between division top contenders, Brian Ortega, and Yair Rodriguez.
Ortega, a two-time undisputed featherweight title challenger, returns for the first time since UFC 266 back in September of last year — headlining against division champion, Alexander Volkanovski in a unanimous decision defeat.
As for Chihuahua striker, Rodriguez, the Mexico technician suffered a unanimous decision defeat of his own back in November of last year at the UFC Apex facility — in the form of a judging defeat against former champion and common-foe, Max Holloway.
UFC Long Island: Ortega vs. Rodriguez – Results
UFC Long Island Main Card Results: (ABC/ESPN+ 9 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: Yair Rodriguez def. Brian Ortega via first round (4:11) TKO (shoulder injury)
Strawweight: Amanda Lemos def. Michelle Waterson-Gomez via second round (1:48) submission (guillotine)
Welterweight: Li Jingliang def. Muslim Salikhov via second round (4:38) TKO (strikes)
Flyweight: Matt Schnell def. Sumudaerji via second round (4:24) submission (triangle)
Featherweight: Shane Burgos def. Charles Jourdain via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
Flyweight: Lauren Murphy def. Miesha Tate via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
UFC Long Island Preliminary Card Results: (ESPN/ESPN+ 6 p.m. ET)
Middleweight: Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Punahele Soriano
Bantamweight: Ricky Simon def. Jack Shore via second round (3:28) submission (arm-triangle)
Featherweight: Bill Algeo def. Herbert Burns via second round (1:50) TKO (strikes)
Light Heavyweight: Dustin Jacoby def. Da Un Jung via first round (3:13) KO (punch)
Middleweight: Dustin Stoltzfus def. Dwight Grant via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Strawweight: Emily Ducote def. Jessica Penne via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)