The date for the main event was set in a hurry. However, after the scales were approved, Marina Rodriguez and Michael Watterson were confirmed to lead the UFC this Saturday, in Las Vegas (USA), in a flyweight duel. The match was settled “at the last minute” after TJ Dillashaw was canceled against previously appointed Cory Sandhagen.
Marina Rodriguez leads or Contra Michelle Watterson – Photo: Getty Images
Rocked by a knockout on Amanda Ribas in January, Marina arrived in Vegas on Thursday, on the eve of the match. She will debut in a major event in Ultimate, less than three years after hiring the franchise to impress Dana White, in Contender Series Brasil, in August 2018.
With the rise of her career, Marina Rodriguez will face a famous opponent. Former Invita FC Champion Michelle Watterson has been in Ultimate since 2015, and in her most recent appearance in the Octagon, she beat Angela Hale on points in September of last year.
Amanda Ribas Face to Face with Angela Hill – Photo: Getty Images
Upon unlocking the main card, Amanda Ribas enters the octagon for the first time from defeat. After four successive victories, the mine is knocked out by Marina Rodriguez, and in front of Angela Hill, she will seek salvation. In contrast, American beat Ashley Yoder by points in her latest show.
Then, two more representatives from Brazil took action. Carlos Diego Ferreira – overtaken by Neil Darius in February – faces dangerous Gregor Gillespie, who received 30% of the opponent’s bonus, and who gave 2 kg more than he should have received. As for the heavyweight, Marcus Ruggiero “Pisão” will fight against Maurice Green to recover from the surrender suffered by Alexander Romanov.
Carlos Diego awarded 30% of the scholarship to Gregor Gillespie – Photo: Getty Images
Philip Linz, who would be the only representative of Brazil in the initial card, was banned from participating on Friday, and the showdown against Ben Rothwell was canceled by the organization. The American had already hit the weight, however, he was not going to enter the cage.
a Fighting The entire UFC Rodriguez x Waterson card is broadcasting from 6:50 pm (Brasilia time) this Saturday, first with “Combat heatingYou can still see the first two fights SporTV 3 Nor Combate.com, Which is still following the entire event in real time.
UFC Rodriguez x Waterson
May 8, 2021, in Las Vegas (USA)
Primary card (9:00 PM EST):
Piso Musca: Marina Rodriguez vs Michelle Watterson
Middleweight: Donald Seroni vs Alex Morono
Middleweight: Neil Magny vs Jeff Neal
Heavyweight: Maurice Greene vs Marcus Pizau
Lightweight: Carlos Diego Ferreira x Gregor Gillespie
Hayweight: Amanda Ribas vs Angela Hill
Initial Card (7:05 PM EST):
Middleweight: Phil Howes vs Kyle Ducaus
Weight penalty: Ludovit Klein x Mike Trezano
Media: John Young Park x Tavon Nchukwe
Middleweight: Christian Aguilera vs Carlston Harris