The Octagon Yields to Mexico City for Its first in over a year as It’s Going to be Installed in Mexico City Arena.
Headlining this card is a bout from the featherweight division with Yair»Pantera» Rodriguez collides with Jeremy»Lil’ Heathen» Stephens. Rodriguez, the Mexico native, is now a little favored with all the American,» Stephens, coming straight back in -110.
Rodriguez was favored including this one came when he battled Frankie Edgar. Coincidentally, because he fell in 2012 to Roberto Herrera, the only loss that Pantera has was Edgar, a period of 10 fights. This is actually the first time since he made the 2018 knockout of the year in the second against Korean Zombie at 27, we’ve seen Rodriguez.
That can be back-to-back bouts that Stephens was an underdog and he passes the cage on a shedding slide. Lil’ Heathen had been preferred in two straight fights prior to his loss and went knocking out Josh Emmett and then was pumped out by Jose Aldo.
Fans must expect fireworks since Stephens has 19 knockouts on his album although Rodriguez has won four of the 11 wins by T/KO as 34, when the 2 competitions step inside the Octagon. Rodriguez, the 26-year-old, has kicks and he is long, crazy and creative. This imagination was on full screen with his knockout on the Korean Zombie last November when he landed an upward elbow .
Meanwhile, seem to let his hands fly and Stephens likes to stalk down his opponents. The fighter does set this up well also actually loads up on his right hand, but he places his competitors when it lands. Sometimes Lil’ Heathen closes the distance but waits a long time to actually throw his attacks that allows his opponents or throw first, but his strong right hand is usually directly behind their attacks.
This is a true matchup between a thick brawler and a kickboxer. If Stephens would like to secure a success, he will have to corner Rodriguez and find a place because of his hand. On the other hand, Pantera could find success with his quick mind kicks or spinning attacks.
Prediction: Jeremy Stephens (-110) via knockout
Odds at BetOnline as of September 17