Tuesday, MMA Junkie reported Rodriguez’s unique opponent Kevin Holland was faraway from UFC on ESPN 9 after struggling an harm.
The promotion is presently finalizing a bout between Inexperienced (9-2 MMA, 0-0) and Rodriguez (11-1 MMA, 1-Zero UFC) for the occasion, sources with information of the state of affairs confirmed to MMA Junkie on Tuesday.
UFC on ESPN 9 is predicted to happen Saturday on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, pending approval from the Nevada Athletic Fee. The occasion airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+.
A former Bellator competitor, Inexperienced has turned heads on the regional scene for his present six-fight ending streak. In 9 skilled victories, Inexperienced has by no means gone the space – with 5 submissions and 4 TKOs.
As for Rodriguez, the Dana White’s Contender Collection alumnus is driving excessive off a submission victory over Tim Means in February. The Donald Cerrone protege has received eight straight fights.
With the change, the UFC on ESPN 9 lineup contains:
- Gilbert Burns vs. Tyron Woodley
- Blagoy Ivanov vs. Augusto Sakai
- Gabriel Inexperienced vs. Daniel Rodriguez
- Roosevelt Roberts vs. Brok Weaver
- Hannah Cifers vs. Mackenzie Dern
- Katlyn Chookagian vs. Antonina Shevchenko
- Spike Carlyle vs. Billy Quarantillo
- Klidson Abreu vs. Jamahal Hill
- Tim Elliott vs. Brandon Royval
- Casey Kenney vs. Louis Smolka
- Chris Gutierrez vs. Vince Morales