The main event takes place in the featherweight division where Yair Rodriguez takes on Jeremy Stephens. Steven Peterson. Note: The predictions in this column do not necessarily mean that I will be betting them.
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UFC Fight Night at Mexico City Arena is headlined by a matchup between two top ranked featherweights who are looking to break into the top tier of the pound division. In the headlining bout, the No. Rodriguez is coming off a last-second knockout win over Chan Sung Jung in November That stoppage occurred at the mark of the fifth and final round of their matchup, which headlined UFC Fight Night Between them, Rodriguez and Stephens have a total of 27 stoppage victories.
The odds in the bout are close enough that this fight is essentially a pick 'em. Esparza, who is the No. Grasso has alternated wins and losses throughout her four-fight UFC career.
Grasso secured a decision win over former title challenger Karolina Kowalkiewicz in her most recent outing. Grasso joined the UFC in She was at the time of her first bout with the promotion. Grasso is favored over Esparza.
The UFC released Moreno in after two losses.
While competing for Legacy Fighting Alliance, Moreno won that promotion's flyweight title. The unbeaten Askarov is the former Absolute Championship Berkut flyweight champion.
All 10 of his wins have come via stoppage.