Top UFC featherweight contenders Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez have a new fight date.
ESPN's Brett Okamoto was the first to report the news of the matchup between Holloway and Rodriguez being rescheduled for a yet-to-be-announced UFC Fight Night card on November 13. The pair were originally supposed to square off at UFC Vegas 31 in July, but Holloway was forced out of the bout with an undisclosed injury.
Good to go, per sources. Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) vs. Yair Rodriguez (@panteraufc) will headline UFC Fight Night on Nov. 13. Holloway agreed to the date this week. Gotta believe winner takes on the Volkanovski vs. Ortega winner from tomorrow for the belt. Heck of a main event. pic.twitter.com/I8zZreIrDg— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 24, 2021
Holloway, the former UFC featherweight champion, is coming off of a unanimous decision win over Calvin Kattar at UFC Fight Island 7 that saw him set a UFC record for most significant strikes landed in a fight with 445. Rodriguez on the other hand is 2-0-1 in his last three Octagon appearances and defeated Jeremy Stephens via a unanimous decision at UFC on ESPN 6 in October 2019 in his last outing.