Marina Rodriguez

Brazil

Puts big name on resume
StrawweightUFC
August 10, 2019
Rodriguez defeated Tecia Torres via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC Fight Night in Montevideo, Uruguay on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Torres had the bigger name coming into this contest, but Rodriguez proved to be the better striker. She would not have been able to implement her Muay Thai style if she got stuck on the floor. She made sure to keep it standing and stopped all seven of Torres' attempts. At distance and in the clinch, she owned the striking battle. In those positions, she outlanded Torres 83 to 41. Rodriguez got a late start in the sport, but she has already made herself a name in the UFC's strawweight division.
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Pinned against Tecia Torres
StrawweightUFC
June 14, 2019
Rodriguez has been booked to fight Tecia Torres in a strawweight bout at UFC Uruguay on August 10, Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
After fighting Randa Markos to a draw in her UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 137, Rodriguez earned her first victory under the banner via unanimous decision over Jessica Aguilar at UFC on ESPN 2 back in late March. Now boasting an 11-0-1 record in her professional career, Rodriguez will look to extend the losing streak of her opponent, Torres, to four fights dating back to late 2017. Rodriguez enters with the momentum, in addition to height and reach advantages. Torres has been fighting a murderer's row of past champions and title contenders, however, which should be enough to make her the betting favorite.
Remains undefeated with easy win in Philly
StrawweightUFC
March 30, 2019
Rodriguez defeated Jessica Aguilar via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-26) at UFC on ESPN 2 on Saturday in Philadelphia.
ANALYSIS
The only blemish on Rodriguez's performance was a point deduction by referee Keith Peterson in Round 1 for multiple eye pokes. It hardly mattered. Rodriguez mauled Aguilar on the feet and ended up with a 129-to-63 edge in total strikes landed, unofficially. Aguilar's toughness was the only reason the fight went the distance. The 31-year-old Brazilian remains undefeated as a professional. Rodriguez was originally scheduled to fight Alexa Grasso here before Grasso was forced to withdraw due to injury and the UFC could try to schedule that pairing once again.
Gets new opponent at UFC on ESPN 2
StrawweightUFC
March 22, 2019
Rodriguez will take on Jessica Aguilar at UFC on ESPN 2 on March 30 in Philadelphia, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Rodriguez is coming off the first fight of her MMA career where it didn't end in victory, as she fought Randa Markos to a draw in her UFC debut back in September. Rodriguez was originally booked to take on Alexa Grasso at the event, but Grasso was forced to pull out of the event for currently unknown reasons. This comes after the first bout between the two was called off due to Rodriguez suffering a hand injury.
To fight Grasso in Philly
StrawweightUFC
January 10, 2019
Rodriguez (hand) will take on Alexa Grasso in a strawweight bout at UFC on ESPN 2 on March 30 in Philadelphia, Dave Doyle of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Rodriguez was originally booked to fight Grasso on Feb. 2 at UFC Fortaleza before a hand injury forced her to withdraw. Now, with Rodriguez on track to be medically cleared by March, the event is back on. This will be Rodriguez's second UFC fight after fighting Randa Markos to a draw at UFC Fight Night 137.
Withdraws from UFC Fortaleza
StrawweightUFC
December 17, 2018
Rodriguez has pulled out of her Feb. 2 bout with Alexa Grasso due to a hand injury that will keep her out until March, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
It's currently unclear how Rodriguez injured her hand, but the Brazilian has been forced to withdraw from the strawweight contest set to take place in her home country. She'll be out until at least March, which leaves Grasso looking for a new opponent to face at UFC Fortaleza. Once Rodriguez returns, she'll look for a new matchup for her second UFC bout after =her first one ended in a draw against Randa Markos.