UFC on ESPN+ 17: Yair Rodriguez vs Jeremy Stephens is a Striking Battle of Insane Proportions

A battle of wild striking technicians!

The last few UFC events have been guaranteed fireworks to say the least. Justin Gaethje proved that he’s a top contender after knocking out UFC veteran Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in under one round at UFC on ESPN+ 16.

Now it’s the featherweights time to shine in the main event as Yair Rodriguez meets Jeremy Stephens in a match that is sure to promise quality striking entertainment.

The Wild Kicker

Yair Rodriguez is a name that has become synonymous with insane flying kicks and wild action. Coming from a taekwondo background, Yair Rodriguez possesses every kick in the book. With such a wide arsenal of kicks at his disposal, Rodriguez has proven to be a handful for most of his opponents throughout his UFC career.

If you’re a fan of martial arts films that feature near impossible acrobatic kicking techniques then you’ll definitely be a fan of Yair Rodriguez.

The Brawling Technician

Jeremy Stephens style is what you’d describe as fan friendly. He often throws caution to the wind with some of his powerful boxing combinations, but that’s not to say there’s no method to the madness. In recent years Jeremy Stephens has shown a willingness to stick to a game plan in order to get the job done inside the cage.

While Jeremy Stephens may be a brawler, his technical aptitude has taken even farther than anyone could have imagined. With a hard hitting style and relentless gas tank, you can expect the UFC veteran to give Yair Rodriguez all he can handle.

The Breakdown

This fight is sure to be a wild ride while it lasts. Check out the breakdown below to get a sense of how each man fights and what they’ll need to do to get a victory in the UFC on ESPN+ 17 main event.

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Jonathan Salmon
Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.