Yair above in action against BJ Penn
Yair Rodríguez (age 24) is a Mexican Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) and Taekwondo black belt. He currently competes in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is ranked #7 in the official UFC featherweight rankings.
Yair Rodriguez faces off against Frankie Edgar this weekend at UFC 211, which for my money could be performance or fight of the night. Joe Rogan praising about Yair Rodriguez’s Taekwondo technique (see video below) is a very interesting listen, especially considering Joe Rogans impressive Taekwondo background.
Looking at his the unreal kicking technique he has displayed throughout his young UFC career so far, and as shown in the below video, it appears to only be a matter of time before Yair Rodriguez is pushing for a title shot.
Rodríguez made his professional mixed martial arts debut in October 2011, competing for regional promotions across Mexico. Rodríguez made his official UFC debut on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180, facing Leonardo Morales in the featherweight finals. Rodríguez defeated Morales via unanimous decision to become the tournament winner