Yair Rodriguez vs. Frankie Edgar set for UFC 211

Yair Rodriguez
BJ Penn Yair Rodriguez during the UFC Fight Night event at the at Talking Stick Resort Arena on January 15, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.

A featherweight scrap between a perennial contender and a rising star is set for UFC 211, as Frankie Edgar takes on Yair Rodriguez.

The news came Thursday afternoon when UFC Español Twitter account dropped the fight.

Yair Rodriguez vs. Frankie Edgar set for UFC 211

Rogriguez (10-1) hasn’t lost since 2012 and is currently riding an eight-fight winning streak, with six of those being inside the Octagon. In his most recent outing, “El Pantera” took on UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn and finished him with a highlight reel front kick followed up by punches. The 24-year-old currently sits at number nine on the UFC rankings ladder.

Edgar (21-5-1) is the former lightweight kingpin and since dropping to 145-pounds has gone 6-2. “The Answer” has not had an easy fight over the course of the last four years. His two losses at featherweight came to the same man — champion Jose Aldo.

UFC 211 goes down on May 13 from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The main event is a battle for the heavyweight title, as champion Stipe Miocic looks to keep his belt around his waist in a rematch against former champ Junior dos Santos. UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will take on Jessica Andrade in the evening’s co-main event.



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