yair rodriguez

MMA

Yair Rodriguez's No-Look Elbow Might Be the Knockout of the Year

Plus we take a look at a host of other great fights staged around the world over the weekend.
Jack Slack
11.12.18
MMA

Return of Chan Sung Jung, "The Korean Zombie"

He's had a tumultuous couple of years, but Chan Sung Jung makes his re-return this weekend at UFC Fight Night.
Jack Slack
11.9.18
FIGHTLAND

Edgar versus Rodriguez: Positioning versus Agility

Frankie Edgar did exactly what he needed to do against young gun Yair Rodriguez at UFC 211.
Jack Slack
5.15.17
FIGHTLAND

UFC 211 One to Watch: Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez

Frankie Edgar has long assumed the role as the plucky underdog as an undersized fighter at 155lbs. Now, Edgar is the big, bad end boss for Yair Rodriguez at 145lbs. as a victory would open up multiple avenues for a title shot.
Jake Hughes
5.12.17
FIGHTLAND

The Tactical Guide to UFC 211: Edgar versus Rodriguez

He doesn’t have a highlight reel of finishes and he can’t cut a promo, but it is a safe bet that ten or fifteen years down the line Frankie Edgar’s fight film is going to be the stuff that MMA’s top coaches force their charges to study.
Jack Slack
5.4.17
FIGHTLAND

Cage Captions: UFC Fight Night Phoenix

Based on hundreds of painstaking hours of research and data, Cage Captions combines statistics gathered from virtually every UFC fight along with as many walkout songs as humanly possible.
Jay Pettry
1.17.17
FIGHTLAND

UFC Phoenix Quick Results: A Legend Falls, a Contender Rises

Highlighted by some emphatic stoppages, some strange decisions, and a bit of UFC history, the UFC's latest trip to Phoenix was a resounding success.
Tom Taylor
1.16.17
FIGHTLAND

BJ Penn's Last Stand: Just One More, Once More

BJ Penn's return is being dreaded by his long time fans after his bizarre and upsetting loss in 2014. We examine Penn's decline, his attempt at a technical rebirth, that strange stance, and the Hawaiian's chances against Yair Rodriguez.
Jack Slack
1.11.17
FIGHTLAND

Rodriguez vs Caceres: The Cult of Spinning Shit

Yair Rodriguez and Alex Caceres fought a battle of wheel kicks and jumping attacks as expected, but about half way through fans realized that all those fancy attacks did not amount to much.
Jack Slack
8.8.16
FIGHTLAND

Yair Rodriguez and the Need for Patience

Yair Rodriguez can do it all, from slick submissions to somersaulting kicks, but there's something missing. We take a look at Rodriguez's erratic striking and his need for patience.
Jack Slack
8.3.16