UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs Rodriguez

UFC on ABC 3: Ortega vs. Rodriguez will take place on Saturday, July 16 in Long Island at the UBS Arena in what is likely to be an incredible MMA event that will have fans talking about it long after it took place.

The headline of this particular UFC event is the contest between Brian Ortega vs Yair Rodriguez, with the bout seeing two evenly-matched fighters going one-on-one inside the Octagon as they look to lock up inside the cage.

Indeed, the event will likely attract a number of bettors to the Betway site, too, as there is a total of 12 bouts scheduled to take place on the night, with a number of experienced fighters on the card all looking to build a career for themselves within the UFC.

Ortega vs Rodriguez

As mentioned, the headline fight for the upcoming UFC on ABC 3: Ortega vs. Rodriguez event is the contest between the two individuals that are named in the title of the show.

Both men will go into the event on Saturday, July 16 with even records, thus potentially giving us a classic encounter and one that could go down as one of the most entertaining of the night. Ortega heads into the bout with a record of 15-2 while the Mexican will go into the fight with a record of 13-3.

The American would have to be considered the favorite going on the records that have been obtained thus far, although it should be noted that he did lose his last contest; an encounter against Alexander Volkanovski via unanimous decision in the headline bout at UFC 266 back in September 2021.

Rodriguez, though, is no slouch when it comes down to being in the Octagon, and there is every chance that the Mexican will continue to impress when given the chance. Like Ortega, though, he also came into this contest having suffered a defeat in his last fight. He was beaten by Max Holloway by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night as the main event in November 2021 after going the distance and completing 5 rounds of 5 minutes.

With this in mind, it would have to be considered that the fight could be either of theirs to win, and it would not be a shock to see either of them walk away as the winner.

Who else is on the card?

As highlighted, those that enjoy a flutter with Betway will find that there are another 11 fights on the card of this UFC on ABC 3: Ortega vs. Rodriguez event on Saturday, July 16.

This is what the complete card looks like:

  •  Yair Rodriguez vs Brian Ortega 
  •  Amanda Lemos vs Michelle Waterson-Gomez
  • Jingliang Li vs Muslim Salikhov
  • Matt Schnell vs Sumudaerji
  • Shane Burgos vs Charles Jourdain
  • Lauren Murphy vs Miesha Tate 
  • Punahele Soriano vs Dalcha Lungiambula 
  • Ricky Simón vs Jack Shore 
  • Bill Algeo vs Herbert Burns
  • Dustin Jacoby vs Da Un Jung 
  • Dustin Stoltzfus vs Dwight Grant
  • Emily Ducote vs Jessica Penne

Each of the fighters have plenty of experience between them in the UFC, with many of them having competed in numerous bouts, therefore we should be able to expect a number of fireworks and instant classics that make this upcoming event in Long Island at the UBS Arena one that lives long in the memory!

Severe MMA Staff