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A major roadblock stands between Marina Rodriguez and the potential title contention in the women’s strawweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The once-beaten Brazilian will collide with Michelle Waterson in the UFC on the headliner of ESPN 24 this Saturday at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, where she looks to continue climbing the 115-pound ladder. Rodriguez has rebuilt a 3-1-2 record in six appearances since joining the UFC roster in 2018. She last fought at UFC 257 on January 23, when she was released. defeated Amanda Ribas with a nudge in the second round and a follow-up. punches. Waterson, meanwhile, has won four of his last six fights. She last competed at UFC Fight Night 177, where she made a split decision over Angela Hill during their September 12 main event.
As UFC on ESPN’s “Rodriguez vs Waterson” approaches, a look at some of the numbers the fighters on the card have generated so far:
2: Inspired by the Rodriguez ledger. She fought Randa Markos for a Majority Draw in her UFC Fight Night 137 promotional debut on September 22, 2018 and fought Cynthia Calvillo for a Majority Draw in the UFC on the co-headliner. ESPN 7 on December 7, 2019.
15: Seconds it took for Waterson to submit Rosary Califano with a flying armband to an Extreme Beatdown event in 2010. It remains the fastest finish of her career of 26 fights.
17: Donald Cerrone wins by submission, accounting for 47% of his career total (36). His methods of choice: eight triangular chokes, five bare rear chokes and four armbands. Cerrone has 10 more victories by knockout or technical knockout and nine more by decision. “Cowboy” draws Alex Morono to the co-main event.
3: Stop wins in less than a minute on Morono’s ledger. He submitted Jose Castro with an armband in 21 seconds under the Triple A promotions banner on December 2, 2010, sent Mark Garcia with an armband in 41 seconds to Legacy Fighting Championship 5 on January 29, 2011 and knocked out Larry Hopkins in 44 seconds . seconds at a Fury Fighting Championship show on October 24, 2014.
1 119: Important strikes were won by Neil Magny as the UFC welterweight, placing him second on the promotion’s all-time list at 170 pounds. Only Georges St. Pierre logged in on more (1254). Magny also ranks second for wins (17), second for total fight time (5:04:48), third for appearances (24), third for total strikes won (1931) and sixth for stakes. on the ground (50). The Elevation Combat Team representative faces off against Geoff Neal in a three-hitting welterweight feature.
6: The first round ends on Neal’s CV, two of them having descended into the Octagon. He submitted Brian Camozzi with a bare back choke at 2:48 in their UFC Fight Night 126 pairing on February 18, 2018 and took down Mike Perry with a head kick and follow-up punches at 1:30 in their clash. UFC 245 in December. 14, 2019.
13: Marcos Rogerio de Lima wins by knockout or technical knockout, accounting for 77% of his career total (17). His list of victims includes Ben Sosoli, Jeremy Kimball, Igor Pokrajac and Richardson Moreira. Rogerio de Lima has three more wins by submission and two more by decision. “Pezao” faces Maurice Greene in a three-round heavyweight showcase.
80: Inches reach for Greene, who is 6 feet 7 inches tall. He will have a five-inch reach and a seven-inch advantage against Rogerio de Lima.
5: Countries in which Diego Ferreira competed as a professional mixed martial artist. Lightweight Fortis MMA went 14-2 in the United States, 1-0 in Canada, 1-0 in the Czech Republic, 1-0 in the United Arab Emirates and 0-1 in Brazil. Ferreira marks the line against Gregor Gillespie in his final mission.
23: Takedowns completed by Gillespie in his first seven UFC appearances. He was a four-time American NCAA wrestler at the University of Edinboro in Pennsylvania, where he compiled a career record of 152-13 and won a national championship in 2007.
4: Promotions in which the aforementioned Ribas competed in their 10-fight run as a professional mixed martial artist. She went 4-1 in the UFC, 3-0 in Pentagon Combat, 2-1 in Jungle Fight, and 1-0 in Max Fight. Ribas faces Hill in a three-round match between the Top 15 women’s strawweight.
7: Strawweight champions, including Hill, in the history of the Invicta Fighting Championships. Carla Esparza, Katja Kankaanpaa, Livinha Souza, Virna Jandiroba, Brianna Van Buren and Kanako Murata are the others. Hill spent 274 days as the champion, successfully defending the title on one occasion before leaving the throne to re-sign with the UFC.
39: Years for Ben Rothwell. The oldest fighter on the card, he was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on October 17, 1981. Rothwell meets Philipe Lins in the heavyweight prelims.
26: Years of age for Ludovit Klein. The youngest fighter on the map, he was born on February 22, 1995 in Nove Zamky, Slovakia. Klein puts his eight-game winning streak on the line against Michael Trizano on the lower card.
.747: Percentage of cumulative victories between the 24 fighters scheduled to participate in the event. They own a combined record of 357-118-3. Rothwell has the most wins (38) of any player on the map, while Cerrone has struggled with the most losses (15).