Ortega vs Rodriguez Set for 5-Round Headliner At UFC Long Island


The headline bout for UFC’s Long Island card has been officially set and it’ll be a 5-round battle.

The UFC will be making it’s return to Long Island for the second time since their first event in 2017 when Brian Ortega steps in the octagon to fight Yair Rodriguez.

The first event held in Long Island for the UFC was headlined by Chris Weidman and Kelvin Gastelum where Weidman was the victor in the 3rd round by arm-triangle choke submission.

Ortega and Rodriguez are coming off losses for this headliner bout, Ortega lost against the champion Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 266 by unanimous decision and Rodriguez lost by unanimous decision against Max Holloway at UFC Vegas 42.

Other fights that are included on this card are:

Askar Askarov vs Alex Perex.

Amanda Lemos vs Michelle Waterson.

Jack Shore vs Ricky Simon.

Li Jingliang vs Muslim Salikhov.

Billy Algeo vs Billy Quarantillo.

Dalcha Lungiambula vs Puna Soriano.

Khusein Askhabov vs Herbert Jones.

Brianna Fortino vs Jessica Penne.

We’ll have more for you as we get closer to the UFC coming back to Strong Island on July 16th.

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