Yair Rodriguez

Yair "El Pantera" Rodriguez

First Name: Yair Last Name: Rodriguez
Nickname: El Pantera
Date of Birth: Oct 06, 1992 Age: 31
Weight: 65.8 Height: 180.0
Reach: 180.0
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Hometown: Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico
Fighting Styles: Taekwondo
Affiliations: Ragnarok MMA
Fight Stats
Record 18 - 5, 1 NC Last 5 Fights
Total Fights 26 fights Professional Fights 24 fights
Amateur Fights 0 fights Years Fighting 13 years
Days Last Fought 57 days Rounds Fought 59 rounds
Finish Wins 13 finishes Finish Losses 4 finish losses
Finish Win Percentage 72 % Finish Loss Percentage 80 %
Knockout Wins 5 KOs Knockout Losses 1 KO losses
TKO Wins 3 TKOs TKO Losses 2 TKO losses
KO/TKO Win Percentage 44 % KO/TKO Loss Percentage 60 %
Submission Wins 5 subs Submission Losses 1 sub losses
Submission Win Percentage 27 % Submission Loss Percentage 20 %
Decision Wins 5 decision wins Decision Losses 1 decision losses
Decision Win Percentage 27 % Decision Loss Percentage 20 %
Unanimous Decision Wins 3 UD wins Unanimous Decision Losses 1 UD losses
Split Decision Wins 2 SD wins Split Decision Losses 0 SD losses

Professional Fights

Yair Rodriguez
Loss

Yair Rodriguez

(18 - 4, 1 NC)

UFC Fight Night 237

February 24, 2024 Saturday
7 PM ET / 4 PM PT

Mexico City Arena, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) Round: 3 Time: 0:58

Brian Ortega
Win

Brian Ortega

(15 - 3, 1 NC)
Yair Rodriguez
Loss

Yair Rodriguez

(18 - 3, 1 NC)

UFC 290

July 08, 2023 Saturday
6 PM ET / 3 PM PT

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

TKO (Punches) Round: 3 Time: 4:19

Yair Rodriguez
Win

Yair Rodriguez

(17 - 3, 1 NC)

UFC 284

February 11, 2023 Saturday
6 PM ET / 3 PM PT

RAC Arena, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Submission (Triangle Choke) Round: 2 Time: 4:19

Josh Emmett
Loss

Josh Emmett

(18 - 2)
Yair Rodriguez
Win

Yair Rodriguez

(16 - 3, 1 NC)

UFC on ABC 3

July 16, 2022 Saturday
11 AM ET / 8 AM PT

UBS Arena, Elmont, New York, United States

TKO (Shoulder Injury) Round: 1 Time: 4:11

Brian Ortega
Loss

Brian Ortega

(15 - 2, 1 NC)
Yair Rodriguez
Loss

Yair Rodriguez

(16 - 2, 1 NC)

UFC Fight Night 197

November 13, 2021 Saturday
1 PM ET / 10 AM PT

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 5 Time: 5:00

Max Holloway
Win

Max Holloway

(22 - 6)
Yair Rodriguez
Win

Yair Rodriguez

(15 - 2, 1 NC)

UFC on ESPN 6

October 18, 2019 Friday
6 PM ET / 3 PM PT

TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Jeremy Stephens
Loss

Jeremy Stephens

(30 - 17, 1 NC)
Yair Rodriguez
NC

Yair Rodriguez

(15 - 2)

UFC Fight Night 159

September 21, 2019 Saturday
5 PM ET / 2 PM PT

Mexico City Arena, Mexico City, Mexico, Mexico

No Contest (Accidental Eye Poke) Round: 1 Time: 0:15

Jeremy Stephens
NC

Jeremy Stephens

(30 - 17)
Yair Rodriguez
Win

Yair Rodriguez

(14 - 2)

UFC Fight Night 139

November 10, 2018 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado, United States

KO (Elbow) Round: 5 Time: 4:59

Yair Rodriguez
Loss

Yair Rodriguez

(14 - 1)

UFC 211

May 13, 2017 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas, United States

TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Round: 2 Time: 5:00

Frankie Edgar
Win

Frankie Edgar

(21 - 5 - 1)
Yair Rodriguez
Win

Yair Rodriguez

(13 - 1)

UFC Fight Night 103

January 15, 2017 Sunday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Talking Stick Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, United States

TKO (Punches) Round: 2 Time: 0:24

B.J. Penn
Loss

B.J. Penn

(16 - 10 - 2)
Yair Rodriguez
Win

Yair Rodriguez

(12 - 1)

UFC Fight Night 92

August 06, 2016 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Decision (Split) Round: 5 Time: 5:00

Alex Caceres
Loss

Alex Caceres

(12 - 8, 1 NC)
Yair Rodriguez
Win

Yair Rodriguez

(11 - 1)

UFC 197

April 23, 2016 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

KO (Head Kick) Round: 2 Time: 2:15

Andre Fili
Loss

Andre Fili

(15 - 3)
Yair Rodriguez
Win

Yair Rodriguez

(10 - 1)

UFC 192

October 03, 2015 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Dan Hooker
Loss

Dan Hooker

(13 - 5)
Yair Rodriguez
Win

Yair Rodriguez

(9 - 1)

UFC 188

June 13, 2015 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Mexico City Arena, Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Decision (Split) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Charles Rosa
Loss

Charles Rosa

(14 - 2)
Yair Rodriguez
Win

Yair Rodriguez

(8 - 1)

NP

April 04, 2014 Friday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Adams State University, Alamosa, Colorado, United States

Submission (Armbar) Round: 1 Time: 2:12

FMP 14

February 16, 2013 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Jimenez, Chihuahua, Mexico

KO (Flying Knee) Round: 1 Time: 0:13

Edgar Juarez
Loss

Edgar Juarez

(1 - 1)
Yair Rodriguez
Loss

Yair Rodriguez

(7 - 0)

FMP 13

December 20, 2012 Thursday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Chihuahua Lions Club, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

KO (Punches) Round: 1 Time: 1:21

Roberto Herrera
Win

Roberto Herrera

(1 - 1)

FMP 11

May 25, 2012 Friday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Palenque Santa Rita Fair, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico

KO (Knee) Round: 1 Time: 0:20

Ricardo Alcala
Loss

Ricardo Alcala

(1 - 0)

TSC 1

March 10, 2012 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Palestino Libanes Club, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Submission (Triangle Choke) Round: 3 Time: 0:50

Carlos Ricardo
Loss

Carlos Ricardo

(DEBUT)
Yair Rodriguez
Win

Yair Rodriguez

(4 - 0)

FMP 10

March 03, 2012 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Old Gymnasium, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico

Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Round: 2 Time: 2:20

Roberto Herrera
Loss

Roberto Herrera

(DEBUT)
Yair Rodriguez
Win

Yair Rodriguez

(3 - 0)

FMP 9

December 22, 2011 Thursday
7 PM ET / 4 PM PT

Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Round: 1 Time: 2:13

Edgar Balderrama
Loss

Edgar Balderrama

(DEBUT)
Yair Rodriguez
Win

Yair Rodriguez

(2 - 0)

FMP 8

October 10, 2011 Monday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Mexico

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 5 Time: 3:00

Jonatan Guzman
Loss

Jonatan Guzman

(DEBUT)
Yair Rodriguez
Win

Yair Rodriguez

(1 - 0)

Grand Prix FMP - 2011

June 30, 2011 Thursday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Chihuahua, Mexico

TKO (Punches) Round: 3 Time: 2:33

Willy Martinez
Loss

Willy Martinez

(DEBUT)
Yair Rodriguez
Win

Yair Rodriguez

(DEBUT)

FMP 5

January 29, 2011 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Municipal Gymnasium, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico

KO (Flying Switch Kick and Punches) Round: 1 Time: 1:37

Luis Daniel Gonzalez
Loss

Luis Daniel Gonzalez

(DEBUT)