A new fight between Kyler “The Matrix” Phillips and Marcelo “Pitbull” Rojo has been announced in the UFC bantamweight division. The fight is scheduled to take place at UFC 271 on February 12, 2021.
Fighter form coming into this matchup
In his most recent octagon appearance, Phillips was defeated by Raulian Paiva via Decision at UFC Vegas 32 in a bantamweight bout. Phillips was the moderate favorite in the fight, coming in at -290. Despite the loss, Phillips went home with an extra $50,000. After the fight, he and Paiva were awarded the Fight of the Night performance bonus. The loss snapped a 4 fight winning streak for Phillips, whose professional MMA record currently sits at 9-2.
In his most recent octagon appearance, Rojo was defeated by Charles Jourdain via KO/TKO at UFC Vegas 36 in a featherweight bout. Rojo was the moderate underdog in the fight, coming in at +230. His professional MMA record currently sits at 16-7.
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