UFC Fight Night Results, Features:
Yair Rodriguez wins after Brian Ortega's shoulder injury
The headliner on Long Island reached a shocking and disturbing end
Brian Ortega vs Yair Rodriguez was supposed to be the Fight of the
Night or Fight of the Year contestant, although things were not quite
right for form. Rodriguez was given a first-round finish after Ortega
experienced a shoulder injury in his headliner clash at UFC Fight Night.
It was becoming a battle of stupidity, no matter how long it lasted.
Ortega held on to the forward pressure and Rodriguez was accurate
with a variety of strikes. Remarkably, Rodriguez handled a brilliant
pass from the get-go in the round with a knee to outside leg kick
mix. Ortega turned to his wrestling side and received a takedown
after a flopped first attempt. The fight reached its disappointing end
when Rodriguez threw his leg for a free armbar attempt. Ortega got
away with little exertion, yet he quickly fell back in agony and was mediated by arbiter Keith Peterson.