UFC on ABC 3 event, aka UFC Long Island, will see Brian Ortega take on Yair Rodriguez to headline the fight card in a top contender featherweight bout on July 16, 2022.
Brian Ortega(15-2-1) is returning to the cage at UFC Long Island for the first time since losing the Featherweight title bout against Alexander Volkanowski in August 2021. That loss was Ortega’s second loss after he was defeated by Max Holloway in 2019. Ortega is currently ranked at #2 in UFC Featherweight rankings.
Yair Rodriguez is also coming off a hard-fought bout against Holloway where he lost via unanimous decision. Rodriguez took a lot of beating in that bout but stood tall for all five rounds. He will also try to bounce back just his second loss of his career and improve on his #3 ranking.
The UFC on ABC 3 card will also feature a rescheduled clash between Meisha Tate and Lauren Murphy as well as the likes of Michelle Waterson, Amanda Lemos, Li Jingliang and Shane Burgos, among others. The complete fight card for UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs Rodriguez event on July 16, 2022, is as below:
- Main Event: Brain Ortega vs Yair Rodriguez – Featherweight Bout
- Michelle Waterson vs Amanda Lemos – Women’s Strawweight Bout
- Li Jingliang vs Muslim Salikhov – Welterweight Bout
- Matt Schnell vs Sumudaerji – Flyweight Bout
- Shane Burgos vs Charles Jourdain – Featherweight Bout
- Lauren Murphy vs Miesha Tate – Women’s Flyweight Bout
- Punahele Soriano vs Dalcha Lungiambula – Middleweight Bout
- Ricky Simon vs Jack Shore – Bantamweight Bout
- Bill Algeo vs Herbert Burns – Featherweight Bout
- Dustin Jacoby vs Da-Un Jung – Light Heavyweight Bout
- Dwight Grant vs Dustin Stoltzfus – Middleweight Bout
- Jessica Penne vs Emily Ducote – Women’s Strawweight Bout
Canceled or moved bout
- Phil Rowe vs Abubakar Nurmagomedov(Nurgamomedov had some visa issues while Rowe has suffered an injury. Source – UFC)
- Billy Qurantillo vs Bill Algeo(Billy Qurantillo pulled out due to undisclosed reason. Source – Algeo’s Only Fan Account)
- Herbert Burns vs Khusein Askhabov(Askhabov pulled out with injury. Source – Billy Algeo’s Only Fan Account)
- Askar Askarov vs Alex Perez(Akarov broke his hand. Source – ESPN Deportes)
- Jessica Penne vs Brianna Fortino(Fortino pulled out of the bout due to undisclosed reasons. Source – MMA Junkie)