Mike Rodríguez (fighter)


Mike Rodríguez (born November 28, 1988) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in the Light heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Mike Rodríguez
Born (1988-11-28) November 28, 1988 (age 31)
Dorchester, Boston, United States
Other namesSlow
NationalityAmerican
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight205.2 lb (93.1 kg; 14.66 st)
DivisionLight heavyweight
Reach82.5 in (210 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofBoston, Massachusetts, United States[1]
TeamLauzon MMA
RankBlue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total15
Wins10
By knockout8
By submission2
Losses4
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision2
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Rodríguez started his professional MMA career since 2013 and fought under Classic Entertainment & Sports (CES MMA) and Cage Titans promoters in the northeast region of United States. He amassed a record of 8-2 prior participated in Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series.[3]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender SeriesEdit

Rodríguez appeared in Dana White's Contender Series Season 1, Episode 5 web-series program, facing Jamelle Jones on August 8, 2017.[4] He won the fight via a flying-knee knockout and earned a UFC contract.[5]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Rodríguez made his UFC debut on April 7, 2018 at UFC 223, facing Devin Clark.[6] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[7]

Rodrígue's second UFC fight came on December 15, 2018 at UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2 against Adam Milstead.[8] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[9]

Rodríguez faced Allan Arte on July 13, 2019, at UFC Fight Night: de Randamie vs. Ladd.[10] He originally lost the fight via unanimous decision;[11] however, Allan was tested positive for banned hormone and metabolic modulator tamoxifen where he received one year USADA suspension and fined $4,800 by the California State Athletic Commission which causeoverrule the original decision to a no contest.[12]

Rodríguez faced Da Un Jung on December 21, 2019 at UFC on ESPN+ 23.[13] He lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[14]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
15 matches 10 wins 4 losses
By knockout 8 1
By submission 2 1
By decision 0 2
No contests 1
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10–4 (1) Da Un Jung KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Korean Zombie December 21, 2019 1 1:04 Busan, South Korea
NC 10–3 (1) John Allan NC (overturned) UFC Fight Night: de Randamie vs. Ladd July 13, 2019 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States Originally a unanimous decision win for Allan; overturned after he tested positive tamoxifen.
Win 10–3 Adam Milstead TKO (knee to the body and punches) UFC on Fox: Lee vs. Iaquinta 2 December 15, 2018 2 2:59 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Loss 9–3 Devin Clark Decision (unanimous) UFC 223 April 7, 2018 3 5:00 Brooklyn, New York, United States
Win 9–2 Jamelle Jones KO (flying knee) Dana White's Contender Series 5 August 8, 2017 1 2:15 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 8–2 Alec Hooben TKO (punches and elbows) CES MMA 44 April 16, 2017 1 4:46 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win 7–2 James Dysard TKO (punches) CES MMA 43 April 16, 2017 1 0:39 Beverly, Massachusetts, United States
Win 6–2 Hector Sanchez KO (punches) CES MMA 41 April 16, 2017 1 0:07 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win 5–2 Kevin Haley Submission (toe hold) CES MMA 39 November 4, 2016 1 1:08 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Light Heavyweight debut.
Win 5–1 John Poppie Submission (triangle choke) CES MMA 38 September 23, 2016 2 1:32 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Catchweight (192 lbs) bout.
Win 4–1 Stephond Ewins KO (flying knee) CES MMA 37 August 12, 2016 1 3:38 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States Catchweight (200 lbs) bout.
Win 3–1 Buck Pineau Submission (rear-naked choke) CES MMA 35 April 16, 2016 2 4:03 Beverly, Massachusetts, United States
Loss 2–1 Pat McCrohan Decision (unanimous) CES MMA 32 January 8, 2016 3 5:00 Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
Win 2–0 Stephen Stengel TKO (punches) Cage Titans 21 November 1, 2014 1 1:22 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Win 1–0 Ralph Johnson TKO (retirement) Cage Titans 18 May 5, 2014 1 3:50 Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States Middleweight debut.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mike Rodriguez | UFC". www.ufc.com. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  2. ^ Mike Rodriguez (@mrodmma) (June 13, 2015). ""Look what I found in the move, honestly i forgot I was a blue belt"". Instagram. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  3. ^ Sherdog.com. "Mike". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  4. ^ "Dana White's Contender Series 5 lineup revealed, with Mike Rodriguez vs. Jamelle Jones". MMA Junkie. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  5. ^ Lee, Alexander K. (2017-08-08). "DWTNCS 5 results: Mike Rodriguez, Alex Perez latest UFC signees". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  6. ^ DNA, MMA. "Devin Clark vecht tegen Mike Rodriguez tijdens een UFC 223 in Brooklyn". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
  7. ^ "UFC 223 results: Devin Clark wears down Michael Rodriguez for decision win". MMAjunkie. 2018-04-08. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
  8. ^ DNA, MMA (2018-10-17). "De La Rocha vs. Adams & Milstead vs. Rodriguez toegevoegd aan UFC Milwaukee". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
  9. ^ "UFC on FOX 31 Fight Pass prelims results: Juan Adams, Mike Rodriguez get stoppage wins". MMAjunkie. 2018-12-15. Retrieved 2010-10-06.
  10. ^ ATSteveDuncan (2019-07-05). "Villante fuera, John Allan enfrenta a Mike Rodriguez en UFC Sacramento". MMA.uno , #1 En noticias de Artes Marciales Mixtas (MMA) en Español. (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  11. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2019-07-13). "UFC Sacramento Results: John Allan Upsets Mike Rodriguez". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  12. ^ Marrocco, Steven (2019-10-18). "John Allan Arte gets one-year suspension for tamoxifen metabolite". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  13. ^ "Da Un Jung vs. Mike Rodriguez slated for UFC on ESPN+ 23 in South Korea". MMA Junkie. 2019-09-26. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
  14. ^ Anderson, Jay (2019-12-21). "UFC Busan Results: Da Un Jung Finishes Mike Rodriguez Early". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-12-22.
  15. ^ Sherdog.com. "Mike". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-12-22.

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