UFC president Dana White confirmed today with ESPN that No. 7 featherweight Yair Rodriguez (11-2-0, 1NC) and No. 8 Jeremy Stephens (28-16-0, 1NC) will rematch their UFC on ESPN+ 17 no-contest bout at Boston’s UFC on ESPN 6 event in October.
Breaking: Yair Rodriguez (@panteraufc) vs. Jeremy Stephens (@LiLHeathenMMA) is being re-booked as the co-main event for UFC Fight Night on Oct. 18 in Boston, per UFC president Dana White. pic.twitter.com/2wlpvBOGFI
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 25, 2019
Rodriguez and Stephens fought last Saturday in Mexico City to a no-contest due to an eye poke injury suffered by Stephens 15 seconds into the bout. A war of words ensued 24 hours later in a hotel altercation that was captured on video and released on YouTube Tuesday by Indiscutido.com. The video shows the two fighters yelling hostilities at each other in the lobby, including homophobic slurs that may land the fighters in disciplinary hot water.
Stephens was initally hospitalized after the bout, but has been medically cleared to settle things with Rodriguez at the TD Garden in Boston Oct. 18.
UFC on ESPN 6 is scheduled for Oct. 18 at the TD Garden in Boston The card airs on ESPN. Current bouts include:
Dominick Reyes (11-0-0) vs. Chris Weidman (14-4-0)
Yair Rodriguez (11-2-0, 1NC) vs. Jeremy Stephens (28-16-0, 1NC)
Maycee Barber (7-0-0) vs. Gillian Robertson (7-3-0)
Greg Hardy (5-1-0) vs. Ben Sosoli (7-2-0)
Eric Spicely (12-5-0) vs. Brendan Allen (12-3-0)
Deron Winn (6-0-0) vs. Darren Stewart (10-4-0)
Daniel Spitz (6-2-0) vs. Tanner Boser (16-5-1)
Boston Salmon (6-2-0) vs. Randy Costa (4-1-0)
Molly McCann (9-2-0) vs. Diana Belbita (11-4-0)
Court McGee (19-8-0) vs. Sean Brady (10-0-0)
Kyle Bochniak (8-4-0) vs. Sean Woodson (6-0-0)
Manny Bermudez (14-1-0) vs. Charles Rosa (11-3-0)