Remember all the crap we were talking about the UFC?…well we take all that back. No, not really, but this is certainly a step in the right direction. Up and comer Yair Rodriguez will be facing UFC veteran Frankie Edgar on May 13th in Dallas Texas.
That’s right, the UFC 211 card just keeps getting better. In a recent twitter post, UFC Espanol spilled the beans and put out this nifty tweet of the two featherweights.
UFC Espaol (@UFCEspanol) March 9, 2017
Edgar is 6-1 in his last 7 fights, losing to Jose Aldo but exonerated himself with a unanimous decision victory over Jeremy Stevens.
Yair has been flawless, with a 10-0 record including 6-0 in the octagon, he made short work of B.J. Penn and has pretty much looked light years ahead of all of his competitors. This kid is a lot to handle and if Frankie’s smart he’ll put him on his ass with his wrestling game.
Yair has the reach and height advantage which is made even more pronounced when he pulls out his street fighter kicks. You can bet that he wants to keep this fight at a “I can hit you, but you can’t hit me” range, but if anyone can get inside, it’s Frankie. If Yair can get pass Frankie Edgar you better believe he will no longer but up and coming – he will have arrived.
With the addition of this fight along with Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier, Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Jessica Andrade, and Stipe Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos, this card is shaping up to be a real barn burner. We’ll keep you posted!