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Ray Rodriguez expects to KO Rani Yahya to show he is “the most effective bantamweights on this planet” | BJPenn.com
March 9, 2021
Ray Rodriguez is assured he’ll get his first UFC win.
At UFC Vegas 21, Rodriguez is about to return to the Octagon towards Rani Yahya. Rodriguez made his UFC debut final September and suffered a 39-second submission loss to Brian Kelleher on brief discover. It was a disappointing consequence for Rodriguez however he knew he’d get one other well-known identify and he will get his want towards former WEC bantamweight title challenger in Yahya.
“I do know the place I need to be. Clearly, my debut on brief discover towards Brian Kelleher didn’t go my approach, I wished one other identified identify,” Rodriguez mentioned to BJPENN.com. “I do know I’m the most effective bantamweights on this planet and I match up properly with Rani Yahya. I’ve fought so many UFC fighters on the regional scene, so I’m prepared and I like this matchup.”
Within the combat, Ray Rodriguez can have a three-inch attain benefit which he is aware of can be essential. There is no such thing as a query Yahya will try to take this combat to the bottom, so for Rodriguez, if he can keep lengthy and maintain it standing he is aware of he’ll get his hand raised.
“The attain benefit is massive on this combat. I’ll keep lengthy and never permit him to land his massive overhand and get to my hips,” Rodriguez defined. “His boxing has gotten higher however he’s a grappler and after I hit him with a couple of photographs he’ll take some determined photographs and received’t need to stand with me.”
Finally, Ray Rodriguez is assured he’ll get his hand raised and achieve this by KO.
“Rani Yahya is similar to Jimmy Flick who I fought on the regional scene. I used to be in a position to stuff his takedowns and damage him on the ft,” Rodriguez concluded. “I’ve fought quite a lot of high-level grapplers earlier than. The gameplan is to maintain this standing, but when we get ready the place we hit the bottom, I’ll be comfy. I’ll maintain it standing although and provides him as a lot injury as doable till I do know him out.”
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