UFC, MMA Fighting & Combat Sports Lifestyle

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Yair ‘El Pantera’ Rodríguez – Skill Breakdown / Film Study / Highlights {NEW} 2016

Yair ‘El Pantera’ Rodríguez Film Study

Yair ‘El Pantera’ Rodríguez is a 23-year-old Mexican mixed martial artist and Taekwondo black belt currently competing in the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He was the featherweight winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America.

Yair is a tall Featherweight (145 lb (66 kg)) at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) with a long reach 71 in (180 cm). The Black belt in Taekwondo fights out of Ragnarok MMA in Chicago, Illinois (United States) and has also spent some time at JacksonWinkeljohn Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. [wikipedia.org]

Often described as a “risk-taker” for his high-flying and unorthodox attacks and grappling style inside the cage, as well, Rodriguez has a chance to great things in the UFC/MMA, and many are calling him the future of the featherweight division. He is 7 – 1 in his professional career and has not lost yet in the UFC.

Here I will breakdown many of his techniques, with a *DISCLAIMER* that this is very high-level athleticism and not recommended for anyone less than advanced in their martial arts career.

‘El Pantera’ (The Panther) said of his training regimen “I wake up at 8 am, my first practice of the day starts at 10 am, and every day is different. In the morning, Monday and Thursday is jiu-jitsu, Tuesday and Friday is wrestling and Wednesday sparring. I have been travelling to Champaign, Illinois on the weekends for my wrestling with Mark Perry, and every day in the afternoon, I hit pads with coach Mike Valle. Also for this fight, a lot of guys helped me, like Donald Cerrone, Anthony Pettis, Ricardo Lamas and Jesse Delgado, two-time NCAA wrestling champ.” [ufc.com]

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