MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez set for UFC 211

480Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez set for UFC 211 UFC officials announced Thursday that former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will battle Yair Rodriguez at UFC 211. Edgar (21-5-1) is coming off unanimous-decision win over Jeremy Stephens at UFC 205. Prior to that, he lost to Jose Aldo at UFC 200 in a rematch for the divisions interim featherweight title. Meanwhile, Rodriguez (10-1) is coming off an impressive TKO victory over B.J. Penn back in January at UFC Fight Night Phoenix. UFC 211 takes place May 13th at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX. Here’s an updated look at the card…. Stipe Miocic (c) vs. Junior Dos Santos – for heavyweight title Joanna Jedrzejczyk (c) vs. Jessica Andrade – for strawweight title Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez Ben Rothwell vs. Fabricio Werdum Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis Enrique Barzola vs. Gabriel Benitez Jarjis Danho vs. Dmitry Poberezhets David Branch vs. Krzysztof Jotko Joe Lauzon vs. Stevie Ray added to UFC Fight Night Nashville UFC officials also announced Thursday that a pair of lightweights have been added to UFC Fight Night 108 as Joe Lauzon squares off with Stevie Ray. Lauzon (27-12) is coming off a controversial win over former Bellator lightweight title challenger Marcin Held at UFC Fight Night 103. The 32-year-old has gone 2-2 in his last four fights. Ray (20-6) heads into this matchup off a split decision victory over Ross Pearson at UFC Fight Night 99. The former Cage Warriors lightweight champion has gone 4-1 in the UFC. UFC Fight Night 108 takes place April 22nd at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Here’s an updated look at the card… Cub Swanson vs. Artem Lobov Al Iaquinta vs. Diego Sanchez Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Ovince Saint Preux Sam Alvey vs. Thales Leites Brandon Moreno vs. Dustin Ortiz Jessica Penne vs. Danielle Taylor Hector Sandoval vs. Matt Schnell Scott Holtzman vs. Michael McBride Cindy Dandois vs. Alexis Davis John Dodson vs. Eddie Wineland Jake Ellenberger vs. Mike Perry Bryan Barberena vs. Joe Proctor Joe Lauzon vs. Stevie Ray

Written by James Lynch

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