Mexican-born Yair Rodriguez is a professional mixed martial artist. He competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and was ranked No. 3 among featherweight fighters by the UFC in April 2022. He was the Ultimate Fighter: Latin America champion in 2014.

Player Bio and Private Life

On October 6, 1992, Yair Raziel Rodríguez Portillo was born in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico. As of right now, he fights out of Huntington Beach, California in the US. With his height of 180 cm and weight of 66 kg as per his most recent listing, he is classified as featherweight. He combines submission wrestling, boxing, and taekwondo in his combat technique.

Weight: 66 kg / Height: 1.8 m

Born on October 6, 1992

Country of origin Mexico Mexico

Abbreviation: El Pantera

Roberto and Norma Alicia are his parents. At the age of five, he began martial arts instruction. Misael Rodriguez, a boxer, is his cousin.


In 2011, he debuted as a professional mixed martial artist. In October of that year, Jonatan Guzman was the target of this. The victory came on December 22, 2011, over Edgar Balderrama. December 2012 marked his first defeat as a professional. It was in opposition to Luis Roberto Herrera.

His UFC debut took place on November 15, 2015. Against Leonardo Morales, he prevailed. It happened during Werdum vs. Hunt, UFC 180. He won five more times after this one until 2017. The opponent he lost against in the UFC was Frankie Edgar. The May 13, 2017, date of the defeat was observed.

He defeated Chan Sung Jung in 2018. His battle against Jeremy Stephens the next year ended in a No Contest because of an unintentional poke to the eye. He faced Max Hollaway in November 2021. That bout was lost by Rodriguez.

Career Overview

In total, 17

Gains: 13

Gains through Knockout: 4; Gains through Submission: 3; Gains through Decision: 6

Losses: (3)

Losses by Decision: 1 Losses by Knockout: 2

No Giveaways – 1.

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