Quick Bit: The UFC’s return to Long Island will be shown on ABC. The Sporting News is here to provide all the information you need for Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez.

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The UFC heads to Long Island on July 16 for a pivotal featherweight fight. Inside the UBS Arena in Elmont, New York, Brian Ortega faces Yair Rodriguez.

Ortega made his pro debut in 2010. An RTC and RFA featherweight champion, Ortega joined the UFC in 2014. His first fight with the promotion was overturned from a win to a no-contest after testing positive for drostanolone. Since then, he has gone 7-2, beating the likes of Clay Guida, Cub Swanson, and Frankie Edgar.

In 2018, Ortega lost to Max Holloway for the UFC featherweight title. After rebounding in 2020 against “The Korean Zombie,” Ortega lost to Alexander Volkanovski in September for the title.

Rodriguez made his pro debut in 2011. In 2014 he won The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America Featherweight Tournament. Rodriguez is 8-2 with one no-contest with the promotion. After facing Jeremy Stephens in 2019, beating him via unanimous decision, Rodriguez wasn’t seen for a while due to injury and contract disputes with the UFC.

In November, Rodriguez returned to action, losing to Max Holloway via unanimous decision.

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The Sporting News has the full rundown of the schedule for UFC Long Island, with details on fight matchups, start times, odds and more.

When is UFC Long Island: Ortega vs. Rodriguez?

Date: Saturday, July 16
Start time: 11 a.m. ET
Main card: 2 p.m. ET
Main event: 5:15 p.m. ET (approximate)

UFC Long Island will take place Saturday, July 16. The event will start at 11 a.m. ET and the main card will begin at 2 p.m. ET. Ortega and Rodriguez will make their way to the octagon around 5:15 p.m. ET, depending on how long the undercard fights last.

How to watch UFC Long Island: Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez

TV channels/live stream: ESPN, ESPN+, ABC

The prelims for UFC on ABC will be available on the ESPN+ streaming service. They will also air on ESPN. The main card will air on ESPN+ and ABC.

Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez price: How much does UFC Long Island cost?

You can pay $6.99 for a monthly subscription to ESPN+ or buy an annual subscription for $69.99.

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Where is UFC Long Island: Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez?

UFC on ABC 3 will be taking place inside the UBS Arena on Long Island. Home of the New York Islanders, the arena can hold up to 18,000 people.

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Ortega vs. Rodriguez odds for UFC Vegas 58

In Canada, per Sports Interaction, Ortega is the -180 favorite while Rodriguez is the +140 underdog.

The Sporting News will be providing more odds when they are released.

Brian Ortega record, bio

Nationality: American
Born: February 21, 1991
Height: 5-9
Reach: 69 inches
Total fights: 18
Record: 15-2 with 1 no-contest, 3 wins via knockout

Yair Rodriguez record, bio

Nationality: Mexican
Born: October 6, 1992
Height: 5-11
Reach: 71 inches
Total fights: 17
Record: 13-3 with 1 no-contest, 4 wins via knockout

UFC Long Island: Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez fight card

Main card

Brian Ortega vs. Yair Rodriguez; Featherweights
Michelle Waterson vs. Amanda Lemos; Strawweights
Li Jingliang vs. Muslim Salikhov; Welterweights
Matt Schnell vs. Su Mudaerji; Flyweights
Shane Burgos vs. Charles Jourdain; Featherweights
Lauren Murphy vs. Miesha Tate; Flyweights


Ricky Simon vs. Jack Shore; Bantamweights
Dalcha Lungiambula vs. Punahele Soriano; Middleweights
Bill Algeo vs. Herbert Burns; Featherweights
Dustin Jacoby vs. Da Un Jung; Light Heavyweights
Dwight Grant vs. Dustin Stoltzfus; Middleweights
Philip Rowe vs. Abubakar Nurmagomedov; Welterweights
Jessica Penne vs. Emily Ducote; Strawweights

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