UFC Fight Night 159: Yair Rodriguez Finishes Korean Zombie In Final Seconds
Last year at UFC Fight Night 159 in the final seconds, Yair Rodriguez found a way, landing a nasty elbow to finish the Korean Zombie and earn the win.
Yair Rodriguez earned one of the more memorable finishes in not only his UFC career, but that of the promotion last year.
Rodriguez and Chan Sung Jung, better known as the “Korean Zombie,” were battling it out over four-plus rounds when Rodriguez earned one of the craziest knockouts ever by finishing him in the final second.
Yair Rodriguez Vs. Chan Sung Jung Fight Replay
This Saturday night, Rodriguez, a former winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America, returns to the Octagon to take on Jeremy Stephens in the main event of UFC Fight Night 159 live on ESPN+ from Mexico City, Mexico.
The 26-year-old Rodriguez has won 11 of his 13 pro bouts, including a record of 7-1 with the UFC. Along with his victory over Jung, “El Pantera” has also stopped former UFC champion BJ Penn and Andre Fili around decision wins vs. Alex Caceres, Dan Hooker, Charles Rosa and Leonardo Morales. Related: UFC Fight Night 139 Results: Yair Rodriguez Makes History With Finish In The Final Seconds
Rodriguez has now been in the headline fight four times, as his bouts with Jung, former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, Penn and Caceres all served as main events. Only Edgar was able to deal him a loss.
UFC Fight Night 159: Rodriguez Vs. Stephens
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MAIN CARD (ESPN+)
Featherweight: Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens
Women’s Strawweight: Carla Esparza vs. Alexa Grasso
Flyweight: Brandon Moreno vs. Askar Askarov
Women’s Bantamweight: Irene Aldana vs. Steven Peterson
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+)
Bantamweight: Jose Alberto Quinonez vs. Carlos Huachin
Featherweight: Polo Reyes vs. Kyle Nelson
Women’s Strawweight: Ariane Carnelossi vs. Angela Hill
Light Heavyweight: Vinicius Moreira vs. Paul Craig
Women’s Bantamweight: Sijara Eubanks vs. Bethe Correia
Lightweight: Claudio Puelles vs. Marcos Rosa Mariano