Yair “Pantera” Rodriguez yesBecame the second Mexican-born MMA fighter to win the UFC crownless than two years after Brandon Moreno make history as the first Aztec to win a world championship title.
This Saturday night, the fighter from Chihuahua defeated by submission josh emmet at UFC 284, held at the RAC Arena in Perth, Australia.
The Mexican was master of the contest from the beginning, since he went out to devour the American, who from the first round felt the ravages of the battle, since his face began to swell rapidly due to the impacts of the “Pantera”, who also controlled it with body shots, mainly to the abdomen.
For the second round, history repeated itself, only that a slip by the Mexican seemed to change history; However, curiously, that was what helped him get the victory, since he managed to surrender his rival after entwining his legs around his rival’s neck after this fall.
“This is yours, you have made me who I am now. Thanks for this support. Let’s go for more. Long live Mexico!”, expressed the one from Chihuahua after obtaining the belt.
With this action, Rodríguez became the interim champion of the featherweight category and the second Aztec monarch of the UFC, something that had only been achieved by Brandon Moreno from Tijuana in June 2021, feat that he repeated two weeks ago after beating Deiveson Figuereido.
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