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Yair Rodríguez Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Yair Rodríguez Quick Info
Height 5 ft 11 in
Weight 66 kg
Date of Birth October 6, 1992
Zodiac Sign Libra
Eye Color Dark Brown

Yair Rodríguez is a Mexican professional mixed martial artist who began competing in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), in 2014. As of April of 2021, he was ranked number 3 in the UFC featherweight rankings. Before joining UFC in 2014, he had put together a win-loss record of 5–1 competing on the regional circuit primarily in his native Mexico. He holds a black belt in Taekwondo.

Born Name

Yair Raziel Rodríguez Portillo

Nick Name

El Pantera (The Panther)

Yair Rodríguez as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2020
Yair Rodríguez as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2020 (Yair Rodríguez / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Parral, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico

Residence

Huntington Beach, Orange County, California, United States

Nationality

Mexican

 

Occupation

Professional Mixed Martial Artist

Yair Rodríguez as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2020
Yair Rodríguez as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2020 (Yair Rodríguez / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Rigoberto Rodríguez Olivas
  • Mother – Norma Alicia Portillo
  • Siblings – He has a brother and a sister.
  • Others – Misael Uziel Rodríguez Olivas (Cousin) (Professional Boxer, ‘Bronze’ Medallist at the 2016 Summer Olympics)

Weight(s)

Featherweight

Stance

Orthodox

Reach

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm

Weight

66 kg or 145.5 lbs

Yair Rodríguez as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2021
Yair Rodríguez as seen in an Instagram Post in January 2021 (Yair Rodríguez / Instagram)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Yair has dated –

  1. Alexa Grasso – Rumor

Race / Ethnicity

Hispanic

He is of Mexican descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Side-parted, wavy hair
  • Sports a trimmed beard
  • Affable smile

Brand Endorsements

Yair has been sponsored by –

  • Monster Energy
  • Toyo Tires
  • Zignum Mezcal USA (Wines/Spirits Brand)

Yair Rodríguez as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2021
Yair Rodríguez as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2021 (Yair Rodríguez / Instagram)

Yair Rodríguez Facts

  1. He had started getting trained in Taekwondo when he was 5 years old and had made his professional mixed martial arts debut in October 2011, while he was still a teenager. He had won his debut bout via unanimous decision.
  2. In May 2014, he was selected as a cast member of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America, an installment of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)-produced reality TV series The Ultimate Fighter. He had won the quarter-final stage via submission (triangle choke) and the semi-final via submission (strikes) to reach the finals.
  3. Yair had then made his official UFC debut in November 2014 at UFC 180, against Leonardo Morales in the final of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America. He had won that final via unanimous decision to become The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America featherweight champion.
  4. In May 2017, he had lost his bout against Frankie Edgar, at UFC 211, via TKO (doctor stoppage) after the 2nd round due to a swelling on his left eye. A year later, in May 2018, it was reported that he had been released from the UFC after allegedly declining a couple of bouts. About a month later, it was announced that he and UFC officials had sorted out their differences and that he was back on the promotion’s roster.
  5. In October 2018, he had agreed to replace an injured Frankie at short notice and compete against Chan Sung Jung on November 10, 2018, at UFC Fight Night 139. He went on to win the bout by knockout via reverse elbow, with the timer reading 4 minutes and 59 seconds in the 5th round. As of September 2021, this bout had held the record for the latest knockout in UFC history.
  6. The bout was named ‘Knockout of the Year’ by multiple media outlets/websites including Sherdog, MMA Fighting, MMAJunkie.com, CombatPress.com, and MMADNA.nl. Yair had also been awarded both the ‘Fight of the Night’ and the ‘Performance of the Night’ UFC Bonus Awards.

Featured Image by Yair Rodríguez / Instagram

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