Rodriguez (11-2-0) has won seven of eight under the UFC banner, with notable wins coming against Dan Hooker, Andre Fili, BJ Penn and Chan Sung Jung. Rodriguez has suffered a single defeat in UFC competition and that came against former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 211. Rodriguez has competed thirteen times as a professional MMA fighter and just five of those bouts went the distance.
Stephens (28-16-0) enters the contest while in the midst of a two fight winning streak, dropping bouts to the duo of Zabit Magomedsharipov and Jose Aldo. Stephens has competed at both lightweight and featherweight in the UFC, earning an overall record of 14-15-0 in the promotion. Stephens has suffered sixteen losses as a professional MMA fighter and eleven of them have come by way of decision.
UFC Fight Night Mexico City takes place on Saturday, September 21 from the Arena Arena Ciudad De Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.