Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens ends in no contest | UFC Fight Night Recap | ESPN MMA

Brendan Fitzgerald and Michael Bisping recap UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Stephens from Mexico City, where the main event was ruled a no contest after 15 seconds due to an accidental eye poke from Yair Rodriguez to Jeremy Stephens. Bisping says he’d love to see the fight rebooked soon. They also break down Carla Esparza’s win vs. Alexa Grasso and Steven Peterson’s highlight-reel, spinning back fist knockout of Martin Bravo.

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50 Responses

  1. Obviously not many cared because it was a half sold arena in one of the largest cities in the world. Yair acted like a baby. We need more draws. Grasso had 10-8 final round. How any judge could score it different is ridiculous. Until ufc can get this judging figured out it’s never going to be reliable

  2. Should have been a technical Loss for Yair.
    Zero valid excuses for eye poke/scratch. Should be a purse fine and suspension. Needs to be serious consequence and not accept the play stupid card.
    Pro has No good excuse.
    D.C. and John "Juice" Jones tactic.

  3. I'm an up and coming UFC fighter and I'm now fully dedicated to mastering the eye Poke and then playing stupid after.
    They always buy it so why not, even if they took a point away, I have a huge advantage now for the entire fight. Worth every Swipe.
    UFC doesn't care since their P4P guys have a record of it and we see zero improvement to the rules.
    Got my sand bucket now and training. Swipe/ scratch/ swipe. Thanks for the rules Dana.

  4. Look at the replay, his finger touched Stephens cheek, Ive personally never been eye poked so I do not know what Stephens felt but I do think he could have continued, they are fighters and this is what they do. I am Mexican but I do not approve the reaction from the “fans” Most of
    The people aren’t fans and are so disrespectful, the chants are one thing but throwing things on stage is absolutely despicable. I hope Yair and Stephens get to fight again.

  5. I just can't stand listening to Brendan Fitzgerald, what a weak Mofo that was hiding. Brendan sounds soooo fake! please keep Michael Bisping on. I like how he breaks down the fight, and explains how things are in motion. I would love to see Michael Bisping, DC, Dominick Cruz, Dan Hardy as the main guys that report on fights.

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