Yair Rodriguez gotten in as one of the glowing future stars for the UFC, and also he performed up to that billing. B.J. Penn was ousted without much trouble. Rodriguez’s speed and tenacity blew with the former lightweight and also welterweight champion in simply over one ring of action.

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The main technical-knockout stoppage come at 0:24 the the second round.

Rodriguez opened up the action with a big kick to the body. The tried come launch a spinning attack, but Penn worked his means inside to clinch through the rangy youngster. He was unable to host the place for really long.

Rodriguez’s rate was on screen early, back he to be erratic through his highlight in the opening 90 seconds.

Penn got stunned by the assorted high kicks Rodriguez was throwing, but he maintained his composure. The previous champion was content in pacing self while the prospect fired away v shot after ~ shot. The trouble with the strategy to be Rodriguez to be landing. A lot.


Time comes because that everyone. BJ obtained tapped on the shoulder a couple of years back, simply couldn't challenge it. Tough to disregard it again.


Penn got backed as much as the fence, and Rodriguez saw work. Penn’s legend toughness was on full display as he endured the onslaught. It was every Rodriguez in the very first five minutes as penn looked a little lost handling the speed and variety Rodriguez lugged to the table.

Rodriguez to reduce Penn instantly in the 2nd with a former kick-right hand combination, and a furious finishing flurry placed the room of Famer away.


Wasn't feeling Penn's return from the get-go. Continued to be low-key about it out of respect. But, yeah, that was exactly why ...

Penn had nothing because that the young gun.

The Hawaiian come out of retirement because that this fight, but the mirroring should show him and everyone else he have to go earlier into retirement. Dad Time records up to everyone, and he had already caught penn by age 38. Rodriguez torching him have to only more highlight the his run is done in this sport.

As for Rodriguez, sky"s the limit.

He entered ranked as the No. 10 challenger in the main UFC rankings. After dispatching pen in this fashion, he must receive a sizable bump up the ladder. His six-fight success streak is now only behind the 2 champions: Max Holloway (nine) and Conor McGregor (seven).

Rodriguez is no the future anymore. He is the present.

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