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UFC Fight Night 210: Brian Ortega takes on Yair Rodriguez

Featherweights Brian Ortega and Yair Rodriguez will main event UFC Fight Night 210 in July to determine who will stay in the title shot conversation.

Ortega (15-2-0, 1NC), 31, is returning after his unanimous decision loss to champion Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 266 last September.  He has lost two of his last three fights, but they were to Volkanovski and former champion Max Holloway, which were instant classics. it will be interesting to see if he can drag the young Rodriguez to the ground in this one.

Meanwhile, the No. 3 Rodriguez (13-3-0, 1NC), 29, lost to Holloway in a competitive contest at UFC Vegas 42 last November. This is “El Pantera’s” chance to make a statement against the No. 2 contender.

UFC Fight Night 210 is scheduled for July 16 at the UBS Arena in Long Island. Current bouts include:

#2 BRIAN ORTEGA (15-2-0, 1NC) VS. #3 YAIR RODRIGUEZ (13-3-0, 1NC)

ASKAR ASKAROV (14-1-1) VS. ALEX PEREZ (24-6-0)

MICHELLE WATERSON (18-9-0) VS. AMANDA LEMOS (11-2-1)

DUSTIN JACOBY (17-5-1) VS. DA UN JUNG (15-2-1)

RICKY SIMON (19-3-0) VS. JACK SHORE (16-0-0)

JINGLIANG LI (18-7-0) VS. MUSLIM SALIKHOV (18-2-0)

BILLY QUARANTILLO (16-4-0) VS. BILL ALGEO (15-6-0)

HERBERT BURNS (11-3-0) VS. KHUSEIN ASKHABOV (23-0-0)

JESSICA PENNE (14-5-0) VS. BRIANNA FORTINO (9-3-0)

PUNAHELE SORIANO (8-2-0) VS. DALCHA LUNGIAMBULA (11-4-0)

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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