Mike Rodriguez will re-enter the octagon on Feb. 6 to fight Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert Danilo Marques, a number of individuals with know-how of the predicament confirmed to MMA Combating adhering to a report from Combate.
Rodriguez (11-5, 1 NC) is coming off of a 3rd-round submission defeat to Ed Herman in September. It was a controversial a person, on the other hand, considering that referee Chris Tognoni treated a knee to the system as a very low blow, offering Herman time to get better from the strike and ultimately protected the victory.
The Boston-born light heavyweight, who turns 32 afterwards this month, noticed his UFC record drop to 2-3 and 1 no contest following the disputed end result in Las Vegas.
Marques (10-2) manufactured his UFC debut in September, handing Khadis Ibragimov his fourth straight octagon reduction with a determination in Abu Dhabi. A teammate of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Demian Maia, Marques has an 80 per cent finishing fee as a professional MMA fighter.