UFC Fight Night 214: Rodriguez Vs Lemos was a spectacular main card to an extremely significant event for the women’s strawweight division in the UFC. The Apex Arena in Las Vegas, witnessed these gladiators settle their UFC disputes inside the octagon.
Table Of Contents
- Marina Rodriguez Vs Amanda Lemos
- Neil Magny Vs Daniel Rodriguez
- Mario Bautista Vs Benito Lopez
- Polyana Viana Vs Jinh Yu Frey
Marina Rodriguez Vs Amanda Lemos
Amanda Lemos came into the fight with Marina Rodriguez as the underdog but left as the victor. Many are saying that she couldn’t have picked a better time to move on up the strawweight division. Given that the Marina Rodriguez fanbase were pushing for the winner of Carla Esparza and Zhang Weili next Saturday at UFC 281 for a title.
Now that Lemos (13-2-1 MMA, 7-2 UFC) has showcased her explosive power with a third round TKO on Marina Rodriguez (17-2-2 MMA, 6-2-2 UFC) she has definitely earned her spot in the title conversation.
Meanwhile Marina had a great performance but simply wasn’t able to last the continuous pressure coming from Amanda. Both Brazilians executed their strategies extremely well, except Lemos had much more power on the day to back it up.
Neil Magny Vs Daniel Rodriguez
Co-Main Event, Magny Vs Rodriguez had a lot on the line for Neil, with lots of upward potential for D-Rod as well. Rodriguez had been on a streak since early 2021 against Mike Perry. Since then he had proven himself against Preston Parsons, Kevin Lee and Li Jingliang.
Rodriguez naturally being a boxing based striker kept a lot of forward pressure throughout the match and even managed to commit a few takedowns as well. On the other hand Neil Magny utilized his quick movement to be extremely evasive. Neil Magny would further use his excellent jiu jitsu to find a 3rd round “D’arce”.
Mario Bautista Vs Benito Lopez
The Preliminary Fight Of The Night between Mario Bautista and Benito Lopez was short and well earned. Benito Lopez weighed in overweight by 3 pounds, coming in 138.5 lbs. However this was not significant to the plans of Mario Bautista. Who quickly attacked the leg of Lopez with low kicks. Mario then proceeded to land a full combination of punches and scoops him up with a double leg takedown. Benito Lopez was already exhausted by then and Mario Bautista simply executed multiple submissions, to which Lopez tapped out. Giving Mario a first round victory.
Polyana Viana Vs Jinh Yu Frey
Star Polyana Viana finds herself a first round victory. Jinh opened the match with a leg kick that was quickly countered by a nasty combination by Polyana Viana that stuns and spins Frey. As the combo finishes, Jinh lands on the canvas and the fight is over. A brilliant first round finish for “Dama de Ferro” (The Iron Lady) Polyana.
UFC Vegas 64, Fight Night 214 was a spectacular star sparking event with amazing knockouts and many disputes settled. Our respect and pride goes out to the many fighters that performed on the day and created brilliant moments for the UFC and MMA in general. But now our eyes move to the next UFC event Adesanya Vs Pereira at the Madison Square Garden on Sunday the 13th November.