Ortega hasn’t fought since UFC 266, when he nearly became featherweight champion with a third-round guillotine attempt against Alexander Volkanovksi that had the champ in dire straits. “T-City” was unable to close the show though, and instead ended up losing a unanimous decision. Now, Ortega looks to bounce back with a highlight-reel performance against the No. 6-ranked featherweight in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings.
Like Ortega, Rodriguez is also coming off a loss, having fallen short in a spirited effort against former champion Max Holloway this past November. Despite losing on the cards, Rodriguez made a believer out of many by hanging tough with Holloway. “El Pantera” now looks to finally land a title shot with an impressive performance against Ortega.
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