In a big step up in competition, the UFC have pitted young upstart Yair Rodriguez against a current legend.
Announced via the UFC’s Spanish-speaking Twitter account, Yair Rodriguez will face off against former UFC champion Frankie Edgar at an already stacked UFC 211.
— UFC Español (@UFCEspanol) March 9, 2017
Edgar (21-5-1) will head into Dallas, Texas coming off of a unanimous decision victory overat in November. ‘The Answer’ has gone 6-1 in his last seven fights, with his only loss coming against .
Standing opposite the legendary fighter on May 13th will be Yair Rodriguez (10-1) who has gone unbeaten throughout his six-fight tenure with the UFC. ‘El Pantera’ most recently defeated a returningvia second-round TKO in January in his second promotional main event.
UFC 211 is now scheduled to feature:
- Stipe Miocic vs. Junior Dos Santos – UFC heavyweight title fight
- Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade – UFC strawweight title fight
- Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal
- Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier
- Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis
- Enrique Barzola vs. Gabriel Benitez
- David Branch vs. Krzysztof Jotko
- James Vick vs Marco Polo Reyes
- Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez