Yair Rodriguez is known as the best kicker in the ultimate fighting championship(UFC). He defeated Jeremy Stephens, Korean Zombie, BJ Penn, Alex Caceres, Andre Fili, Dan Hooker, Charles Rosa and Leonardo Morales in his UFC career. He has been with the UFC since 2014 after winning The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America tournament.
Yair Raziel Rodríguez Portillo (born October 6, 1992) is a Mexican professional mixed martial artist who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) where he competes in their featherweight division. As of December 16, 2019, he is #5 in the UFC featherweight rankings.
Rodríguez made his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) debut on October 10, 2011, at Mexican Fighter Promotions 8, when he fought Jonatan Guzmán and won via unanimous decision. On March 10, 2012, he fought Carlos Ricardo at The Supreme Cage Fighting 1. He won via third round submission (triangle choke). Rodríguez then fought Luis Roberto Herrera on December 12, 2012, at Mexican Fighter Promotions 13. He lost via first round KO (punches). Rodríguez next faced Édgar Juárez on February 16, 2013 at Mexican Fighter Promotions 14. He won the fight via first-round KO (flying knee). His final fight before he entered the UFC was against Angelo Durante on April 4, 2014 at NP: High Altitude Face Off 6. Rodríguez won the fight via first round submission (armbar).
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