This is Michelle Waterson’s UFC Vegas 26 live blog against Marina Rodriguez, the mainstream protagonist of the fight card on Saturday at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The flyweight fight was promoted to main event status after it was delayed between former champions TJ Dillashaw and Cory Sandhagen due to Dillashaw’s injury. Rodriguez and Waterson usually compete in the hayweight, but the match was turned into a flyweight competition due to the short-term booking.
Rodriguez is four months away from rising star Amanda Ribas, one of the biggest wins of her octagon career, before being stopped by TKO at UFC 257. The result put him back in the wins column after a decision loss to first hayweight champion Carla Esparza, leaving him to the overall record at 3-1-2 with a draw against Randa Markos and Cynthia Calvillo.
Waterson is back after winning a split decision against Angela Hill at UFC Vegas 10 last September. The result put him on solid ground after back-to-back losses in matches against Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Esparza.
Check out the UFC Vegas 26 live blog.