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UFC on ESPN+ 17: Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens added

The UFC confirmed during UFC 240 that No. 7 featherweight Yair Rodriguez (11-2-0) and No. 8 Jeremy Stephens (28-16-0) will meet at Mexico City’s UFC on ESPN+17 in September.

Rodriguez, 26, continues to live up to to expectations as an exciting fighter, particularly with his come-from-behind victory over Chan Sung Jung at UFC Fight Night 139 in his last fight. He has nine wins in his last 10 fights, a loss to Frankie Edgar is his only recent blemish.

Meanwhile, Stephens, 33, is a 12 year octagon veteran who is trying to shake off a recent two fight losing skid. A big win over Rodriguez would reignite some needed momentum for a late run at featherweight title contention.


UFC on ESPN+ 17 is scheduled for Sept. 21 at the Mexico Arena in Mexico City, Mexico. Announced bouts include:

Carla Esparza (14-6-0) vs. Alexa Grasso (11-2-0)

Yair Rodriguez (11-2-0) vs. Jeremy Stephens (28-16-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.


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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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