Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez Set To Main Event July 17 Event

A massive main event is set for the UFC's July 17 event.

According to ESPN's Brett Okamoto, former UFC bantamweight champion Max Holloway is set to face top contender Yair Rodriguez in a five round main event at the promotion's July 17 event.

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The card, set for this summer, doesn't have location or venue officially announced, though it's likely it'll be a Fight Night event at the UFC's Apex facility in Las Vegas, according to UFC President Dana White.

Holloway (22-6) last competed at UFC Fight Island 7 when he took a unanimous decision victory over Calvin Kattar in dominant fashion.

Rodriguez (13-2) hasn't stepped into the UFC's octagon since October 2019 when he was on the right side of a unanimous decision over veteran Jeremy Stephens. Since his last fight, Rodriguez has been released from the UFC before being quickly re-signed and then subsequently suspended for six-months by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after failing to notify the agency of his location for random drug testing.

The 16-fight card set for July 17 can be seen below:

  • Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez
  • Marion Reneau vs. Miesha Tate
  • Amir Albazi vs. Ode Osbourne
  • Sergey Morozov vs. Khalid Taha
  • Guram Kutateladze vs. Don Madge
  • Cameron Else vs. Aaron Phillips
  • Herbert Burns vs. Billy Quarantillo
  • Francisco Figueredo vs. Malcolm Gordon
  • Anderson dos Santos vs. Miles Johns
  • Alan Baudot vs. Rodrigo Nascimento
  • Phil Hawes vs. Deron Winn
  • Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises
  • Mateusz Gamrot vs. Jeremy Stephens
  • Alan Baudot vs. Rodrigo Nascimento
  • Amanda Lemos vs. Montserrat Ruiz
  • Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Daniel Rodriguez

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