UFC Mexico City: Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens Ends in a No-Contest Disaster
Yair Rodriguez versus Jeremy Stephens was likely on most fans, must-see lists, but the highly anticipated fight ended quickly in very unfortunate circumstances.
UFC Mexico City’s main event had a ton of buzz heading into it, but the fight between Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens ended in an awful manner, just moments in.
Rodriguez came out firing a couple of kicks, but then Stephens took a poke to the eye moments in. Stephens was having considerable issues with his left eye, and after five minutes, “Lil’ Heathen” was unable to open his left eye. The fight was called. Some fans started throwing cups into the Octagon in protest and Stephens had to be escorted out of the arena.
What a terrible result.
UFC Mexico City results
Here are the complete results for UFC Mexico City.
Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens declared no-contest (Stephens couldn’t continue after taking an accidental eye poke) R1, 0:15
Carla Esparza def. Alexa Grasso via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Brandon Moreno vs. Askar Askarov declared split draw (28-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Irene Aldana def. Vanessa Melo via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Steven Peterson def. Martin Bravo via KO (spinning back fist) R2, 1:31
Jose Quinonez def. Carlos Huachin via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Kyle Nelson def. Marco Polo Reyes via TKO (elbow and punches) R1, 1:36
Angela Hill def. Ariane Carnelossi via TKO (doctor stoppage due to cut) R3, 1:56
Sergio Pettis def. Tyson Nam via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Paul Craig def. Vinicius Moreira via submission (rear-naked choke) R1, 3:19
Bethe Correia def. Sijara Eubanks via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Claudio Puelles def. Marcos Mariano via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)